The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has admonished Nigerian recording artiste, Davido to get educated about political issues.
This was after he made a tweet requesting the electoral body represents a Certificate of Return to his uncle, Sen. Ademola Adeleke, the Osun state governor-elect.
Moji Delano Blog had reported during the early hours of Sunday, July 17 that Sen. Ademola Adeleke, the candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) emerged victorious in the Osun state gubernatorial election.
In the aftermath of the victory, Davido had asked why the commission had not given the election winner a Certificate of Return (CoR) 48 hours after the vote, as required by law, on his verified Twitter account.
Davido had tweeted;
”48hrs after our @AAdeleke_01 victory at the Osun Gubernatorial elections, we are yet to receive our certificate. @inecnigeria should we send you fuel money? LOL Please no one should tamper with the will of the Osun People! Issue the certificate as required by Law!
Please no one should tamper with the will of the Osun People!
Issue the certificate as required by Law! 💡
— Davido (@davido) July 19, 2022
In response to Davido in a statement signed by National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC), Festus Okoye on Tuesday, July 29, noted that the commission stated that it had up to 14 days to issue the winner with the CoR.
The statement reads;
Those that intervene and play roles in the electoral process should try to have basic knowledge of the constitutive legal instruments that guide and regulate the conduct of elections,”
The commission is a public trust and a creation of the Constitution and the law and must be seen to respond to public demands for transparency and openness.
The commission will continue to uphold the basic tenets of transparency, openness and inclusivity in the conduct of elections and the delivery of electoral services