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Ozekhome, Sani Drags INEC To Court Over Voters Registration

Human rights lawyer Mike Ozekhome (SAN) and Abubakar Sani have dragged the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) earlier than the Federal Excessive Court in Abuja.

SapaTV experiences that INEC was sued over its choice to droop the Steady Voters Registration (CVR).
Within the swimsuit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1335/2022, Ozekhome and Sani requested the courtroom to compile the electoral bodyto prolong the continual voter registration to November 27, which is the tip of the 90 days for registration of voters earlier than the 2023 normal election.

In accordance with the duo, the suspension of the CVR on July 31, 2022, greater than six months earlier than the overall elections, would disenfranchise thousands and thousands of eligible and potential voters.

The plaintiffs contended that the motion of INEC contravened the express provisions of sections 9(6), 10(1), and 12(1) of the Electoral Act 2022, which stipulates 90 days to the subsequent election earlier than the stoppage of the train.

SapaTV understands that Ozekhome and Sani posed 5 questions for willpower by the courtroom.

These embrace: Whether or not having regard to the mixed provisions of sections 9(6) and 10(1) of the Electoral Act, 2022, which mandates the defendant (INEC), to proceed registration of voters as much as 90 days to the date of the election, the defendant can cease or terminate the registration of eligible voters on July 31, 2022, which is greater than six months to the subsequent normal election scheduled to begin of February 25, 2023?

Whether or not having regard to the mixed provisions of sections 77(2) and 78 of the 1999 Structure, part 12(1) of the Electoral Act, 2022, and Article 13(1) of the African Constitution on Human and Peoples Rights, the defendant can refuse or decline to register a citizen of Nigeria who has attained the age of 18 years and offered himself to the defendant for registration earlier than 90 days to the scheduled 2023 normal elections?
Whereas no date has been mounted for listening to, thesuit is accompanied by an affidavit of urgency whereby the defendant deposed that a number of makes an attempt by them to register themselves as eligible voters for 2023 have been with out success.

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