2023 Election: Court orders INEC to resume continuous voter registration until 90 days to general polls
Written by Joseph Emeribe on November 22, 2022
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to immediately resume continuous voter registration (CVR) until 90 days before the 2023 general elections.
Justice Inyang Ekwo, in a judgment today also directed INEC to ensure that eligible Nigerians are not deprived of the opportunity to have the voter’s card for the forthcoming poll.
He maintained that it was the constitutional responsibility of the electoral umpire to make adequate provisions for the exercise in accordance with Nigerian laws.
It could be recalled that one Anajat Salmat and three others earlier sued INEC as the sole defendant in a suit and argued that INEC cannot stop the CVR contrary to the stipulated provisions of the constitution.