The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been ordered by Justice Inyang Ekwo of a Federal High Court, Abuja, to immediately resume the continuous Voter Registration (CVR) until 90 days before the 2023 general elections.
The court gave the ruling while delivering judgment in a lawsuit filed by one Anajat Salmat and three others against INEC. The plaintiffs argued that INEC cannot stop the CVR contrary to the stipulated provisions of the constitution.
In a judgment delivered today November 22, the judge directed INEC to ensure that eligible Nigerians are not deprived of the opportunity to have the voter’s card for the forthcoming poll. According to the judge, it was the constitutional responsibility of the electoral umpire to make adequate provision for the exercise in accordance with the Nigerian laws.
“The case of the plaintiffs succeeds on merit.” the judge ruled