Appeal Court Grants 2 Nigerians Permission To Vote With Temporary Voter’s Card

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In the matter of INEC v. Kofoworola & Anor (Appeal No: CA/ABJ/CV/364/2023), the Court of Appeal issued a significant decision, on Friday, July 28, 2023.

The question at hand was whether registered voters may vote during elections using their Temporary Voter Cards (TVCs) rather than their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).

Prior to this, in March 2023, the Federal High Court issued a decision authorizing the use of Temporary Voter Cards rather than Permanent Voter Cards for voting.

However, this judgement was disputed and appealed against by INEC (Independent National Electoral Commission).

Following careful consideration, the Court of petition has finally dismissed INEC’s petition. As a consequence, the Federal High Court’s decision is upheld. This decision is a huge win for

The decision by the Court of Appeal ensures that registered voters who possess Temporary Voter Cards will have the opportunity to exercise their right to vote, providing an alternative option during elections in the absence of their Permanent Voter Cards.