JUST IN: Court Orders INEC To Resume Voter Registration

INEC Ordered To Resume Voter Registration

A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to immediately resume the Continuous Voters Registration until 90 days before the 2023 general elections.

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INEC Ordered To Resume Voter Registration

Justice Inyang Ekwo, in the judgment, also directed INEC to ensure that eligible Nigerians were not deprived of the opportunity to have their voter 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 the Nigerian laws.

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

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

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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.

Meanwhile, Kanyi Daily reported that INEC a few days ago, said it will print a total of 187 million ballot papers for the 2023 presidential election.

National Commissioner and Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee, INEC, Festus Okoye disclosed this at a Roundtable with Bureau Chiefs/ Editors in Abuja.

According to Okoye, 93.5 million ballot papers will be used on February 25, 2023, for the presidential election, and the remaining 93.5 million ballot papers will be for run-off of the presidential election in case there is no clear winner.

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