A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to resume the Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) until 90 days before the 2023 general elections.
At the court sitting today, Justice Inyang Ekwo held that it was the constitutional responsibility of the electoral body to make adequate provisions for the exercise following Nigerian laws.
It hence directed the INEC to ensure that eligible Nigerians are not deprived of the opportunity to have the voter’s card to carry out their civic responsibility in the forthcoming poll.
“The case of the plaintiffs succeeds on merit,” the judge declared.
Recall 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 can not stop the CVR contrary to the stipulated provisions of the constitution.
They urged the court to order INEC to resume the exercise in accordance with the law of the country.