On Tuesday, an Abuja federal high court ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC ) to resume the continuous voter registration process as soon as possible until 90 days before the general elections of 2023.
In the ruling, Justice Inyang Ekwo also gave INEC instructions to make sure that all eligible Nigerians received their voter registration cards in time for the upcoming election.
According to Justice Ekwo, the electoral umpire has a constitutional duty to ensure that the election is conducted in conformity with Nigerian law.
The judge said, “The plaintiffs’ case succeeds on merit.”
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Anajat Salmat and three other people filed a lawsuit against INEC as the only defendant with the case number FHC/ABJ/CS/1343/2022.
The plaintiffs maintained that INEC cannot halt the CVR in violation of the established constitutional provisions in the original summons submitted to the court.
They pleaded with the court to direct the electoral umpire to resume the process in conformity with national law.