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Court orders INEC to resume voter registration


Court orders INEC to resume voter registration

An Abuja Federal High Court on Tuesday ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to resume continuous voter registration as soon as possible until 90 days before the 2023 general elections.

In the ruling, Justice Inyang Ekwo also ordered INEC to make sure that eligible Nigerians would not be denied the chance to have their voter’s card for the upcoming election.

According to Justice Ekwo, the electoral umpire has a constitutional duty to ensure that the election is conducted in conformity with Nigerian law.

“The case of the plaintiffs succeeds on merit,” the judge declared.

It was gathered that Anajat Salmat and three others had sued INEC as the sole defendant in a suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/1343/2022.

In the originating summons filed before the court, the plaintiffs argued that INEC cannot stop the CVR contrary to the stipulated provisions of the constitution.

They urged the court to order the electoral umpire to resume the exercise in accordance with the law of the country.

Court orders INEC to resume voter registration

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