We haven’t seen court judgment allowing Temporary Voter Cards for election — INEC

Written by on March 10, 2023

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said it had not received the Certified True Copy, CTC, of the judgment of a federal high court mandating it to allow registered voters with Temporary Voter’s Cards, TVCs, to participate in the March 18 governorship and state assemblies elections.

“I am yet to see a Certified True Copy of the court order and, as such, I cannot comment on it,” said Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi.

Vanguard newspaper reports that Justice Obiora Eguatu of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja had, on Thursday () ruled in a case brought before him by two aggrieved registered voters, Kofoworola Olusegun and Wilson Allwell.

The court held that there was no portion of the law, both the 1999 Constitution and the Electoral Act (as amended) that states that it is only Permanent Voter’s Cards, PVCs, that could be used, but that the law under Section 47 provided for only a voter’s card.

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