Court Orders INEC To Resume Voter Registration

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been ordered to immediately resume Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) until 90 days before the 2023 general elections by Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

Delivering Judgement, Justice Ekwo also directed INEC to ensure that eligible Nigerians are not deprived the opportunity to have the voters’ cards for the forthcoming poll.
He maintained that the electoral umpire had duty under the constitution to ensure that the election was conducted in conformity with Nigerian law.
One Anajat Salmat and three other people sued INEC, claiming that the electoral authority cannot halt voter registration in violation of the constitution’s outlined provisions.
They requested that the court direct the electoral umpire to continue the process in accordance with

INEC had in July suspended the CVR after a one-month extension following the Federal High Court’s dismissal of a suit filed by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) which sought an extension of the exercise beyond June 30, 2022.

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