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It’s Legally, Constitutionally Impossible To Resume Voter Registration—INEC




The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reacted to a court order asking it to resume voters registration.

On Tuesday, November 22, a Federal High Court in Abuja  ordered the commission to resume voter registration.

Recall that INEC ended the registration exercise in July but civil society groups kicked, arguing that the move would disenfranchise millions of Nigerians.

Speaking on Tuesday, November 23, INEC said that it would be constitutionally and legally impossible to resume voter registration before the 2023 elections.

Speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today, INEC National Commissioner and Director of Voter Education, Festus Okoye, said the commission was yet to obtain the true certified copies of the court ruling.

Okoye also suggested that voter registration ahead of the 2023 elections was more or less over.

“It would be constitutionally and legally impossible for the Commission to resume the Continuous Voter Registration exercise,” Okoye said.

He also noted that INEC was working on improving the voter registration process for future elections.


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