A court has ordered INEC to immediately resume voter registration.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that Nigerians are in a jubilation mood after a Federal High Court in Abuja, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to immediately resume the continuous voters’ registration (CVR) until 90 days before the 2023 general elections.
In a judgment on Tuesday, Justice Inyang Ekwo, 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.
Justice Ekwo held that 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.
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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