Twenty-three House of Assembly Members-elect in Cross River State have been presented their certificates of return.
Presenting the certificates to the winners at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) head office in Calabar, the Cross River state capital, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Sylvester Ezeani, said the compulsory exercise is in accordance with the electoral laws.
Mr. Ezeani commended all stakeholders who contributed to the peaceful conduct of the elections across the state, and promised to correct the lapses the commission experienced towards making subsequent elections better.
He charged the winners to justify the people’s mandate for posterity sake.
Speaking on behalf of the recipients, the member representing Calabar Municipality, Effa Esha, promised not to fail on their campaign promises.