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2023: INEC Gives Update On Voter Registration

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday reacted to the order of the Federal High Court in Abuja hindering it from stopping voters’ registration.

The electoral body in its reaction said it will act on the ruling of the Federal High Court.

INEC Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, revealed this during an interview on Channels TV on Monday.

Even though he did not state whether INEC would stop the voter’s registration or not, Okoye said the commission would continue to obey the orders of the court.

He said, “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.

“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.”

Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon of the Federal High Court on Monday stopped the commission from ending the CVR exercise on June 30, as scheduled.