Court restrains INEC from ending Voter Registration on June 30

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YANS reports that an Abuja Federal High Court has restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from ending voter registration on June 30, 2022.

The Honourable Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon-led court on Monday granted an order of interim injunction following the hearing of an argument on motion ex parte by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP).

SERAP and 185 concerned Nigerians had early this month filed the lawsuit against INEC asking the court to “declare 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 rights.”

In the suit, SERAP had asked the court for “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.”

The court adjourned to June 29, 2022, for the hearing of the Motion on Notice for interlocutory injunction.

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