BREAKING: Court Orders INEC to Resume Voter Registration

A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, gave an orders to the Independent National Electoral Commission to immediately resume the continuous voters registration until 90 days before the 2023 general elections.

Anajat Salmat alongside 3 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 and also order the electoral umpire to resume the exercise in accordance with the law of the country.

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Justice Inyang Ekwo, in his judgment, directed INEC to ensure that eligible Nigerians were not deprived the opportunity to have their voter’s card for the forthcoming poll.

Justice Ekwo held that it was the constitutional responsibility of the electoral umpire to make adequate provision for the exercise in accordance with the Nigerian laws.

The judge declared that,

“The case of the plaintiffs succeeds on merit”.

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