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Federal High Court Orders INEC To Resume Voters Registration

On Tuesday, 22nd November 2022, a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to immediately resume the continuous voter registration (CVR) until 90 days before the 2023 general elections.

Justice Inyang Ekwo, in a judgment, also directed the INEC to ensure that eligible Nigerians are not deprived of the opportunity to have the voter’s card for the forthcoming poll.

According to Justice Ekwo, it was the constitutional responsibility of the electoral umpire to make adequate provisions for the exercise in accordance with Nigerian laws.

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

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

The plaintiffs maintained that INEC cannot stop the CVR in violation of the established constitutional provisions in the original summons submitted to the court.

They pleaded with the court to direct the electoral umpire to resume the exercise in conformity with national law.

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