Breaking: Court stops INEC from ending voters registration - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Monday, June 20, 2022

Breaking: Court stops INEC from ending voters registration

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Monday, stopped the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, from going ahead with its plan to end the ongoing voters registration exercise on June 30.

The court order followed an ex-parte application that was filed by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP and 185 concerned Nigerians.

Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon who granted the order, fixed June 29 to hear the substantive suit marked FHC/L/CS/1034/2022, which was initially filed at the Lagos Division of the Court but later transferred to Abuja.

Specifically, SERAP, which is a non governmental organization, had alongside 185 other plaintiff, approached the court, praying it to among other things, "declare as unconstitutional, illegal, and incompatible with international standards, the failure of the electoral body to extend the deadline for voter registration to allow eligible Nigerians to exercise their right".

The plaintiffs further sought an order,  "restraining INEC, its agents, privies, assigns, or any other person(s) claiming through it from discontinuing the continuous voters’ registration exercise from the 30th June, 2022, or any other date pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.”

Source: Vanguard

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