INEC laments over court order to continue Voter Registration

INEC laments over court order to continue Voter Registration

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says it will comply with the court ruling of a Federal High court in Abuja on Monday against its decision to end the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise on June 30.

But the Commission said it will oppose the ruling of the Federal High court presided over by Justice Mobolaji Olajuwo, granting an order of interim injunction after the hearing of an argument on motion ex parte filed by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP).

National Commissioner and Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee of (INEC), Festus Okoye, said this on Monday when he appeared on Channels Television’s Politics Today.

Okoye decried the financial implications associated with the exercise which began a year ago as the online pre-registration and physical registration between June and July 2021 respectively.

INEC is expected to appear before Justice Olajuwon, the suit was adjourned till June 29 for the hearing of the motion on notice for interlocutory injunction, Omoye said.

According to him, “The Commission is a constitutional body, and we are under a constitutional obligation to give effect to judgements and orders of properly constituted courts of law, and we are going to give effect to the order made by the Federal High Court”.

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He said, “The court has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission to come back on the 29th day of June and explain its position; we are going to go back to the court on that 29th day of June to explain our position and then allow the rest of the issues to be determined by the court”.

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