Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to immediately resume Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) until 90 days before the 2023 general election.
The court made the order by entering judgment in an action brought by a Anajat Salmat and three others against INEC. JThe plaintiffs argued that the INEC cannot stop the CVR contrary to the provisions stipulated in the constitution.
In a judgment delivered today, November 22, the judge ordered the INEC to ensure that eligible Nigerians are not deprived of the opportunity to have voter registration cards for the upcoming ballot. According to the judge, it was up to the electoral arbiter to make adequate arrangements for the exercise in accordance with Nigerian laws.
‘The plaintiffs’ case succeeds on the merits.’ The judge ruled