The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued Certificates of Return (CoR) to 25 House of Assembly Members-elect in Kogi.
Kogi Assembly members-elect is made up of two Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members, one African Democratic Congress (ADC) member and 22 members of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
TheGistDay reports that two women were among the 25 members-elect
In his remarks at INEC Headquarters Lokoja, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Kogi, Dr Gabriel Longpet, urged the elected members to fulfill their campaign promises.
Longpet admonished the Assembly members-elect to reflect on the struggles and campaigns, so should ensure they make the lives of their constituents better than they met it.
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”I know your intention to serve your communities is what motivated you to come out and you must live up to the exceptions of your people.
”You must uphold that goals, objectives, and the commitment you made to your people, and ensure that your conducts in and out of the House reflect the objectives in which you have put yourselves forward.
”You must devote yourselves to advance the course of your people at the local level irrespective of your political party platform,” he said.
The REC noted that INEC did not have any candidate in the elections, but to provide a platform for a level playing ground for various political parties to present their candidates to enable the people make a better choice.
”You must do something that will endear you to the people you serve, that will make them to support your re-election,” Longpet said.
Longpet urged the people to join hands with INEC to ensure a successful conduct of Kogi governorship election; from primaries to the general election in November.
In his vote of thanks, a member-elect from Dekina 1, Paul Enema, who spoke on behalf of others, thanked God for the opportunity to receive their certificates of return.
He commended INEC, the Police and other security agencies for a good job done at the election.
“I commend their commitment to sustain the democratic processes in the state and country at large,” he said.