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Voter Registration: Court Stops INEC From Ending Exercise

The Federal High Court in Abuja has stopped the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, from ending voter registration on 30 June 2022.

Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon granted an order of interim injunction
following the hearing of an argument on motion exparte by 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 persons 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 suit is adjourned to 29th June, 2022 for the hearing of the Motion on
Notice for interlocutory injunction.

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