Court orders INEC to resume voter registration


A Federal High Court, Abuja, has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to immediately resume the Continuous Voters Registration until 90 days to the 2023 general elections.
The court presided by Justice Inyang Ekwo, have the order in suit challenging INEC for stopping the continuous voters registration. The court, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), also directed INEC to ensure that eligible Nigerians were not deprived the opportunity to have their voter card for the forthcoming poll.
The judge held that it was the constitutional responsibility of the INEC to make adequate provision for the exercise in accordance with the Nigerian laws.
“The case of the plaintiffs succeeds on merit,” the judge said.
NAN reports that Anajat Salmat and three others had sued INEC as 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.


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