December 3, 2022

The nation’s apex body in charge of transmission of governments and education of electorates, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Tuesday said it would be constitutionally and legally impossible to resume voter registration before the 2023 elections.

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

Consequently, a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday reportedly ordered the Commission to resume voter registration until 90 days before the election.

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

IsL source, Channels Television reports that Mr Okoye however noted that voter registration ahead of the 2023 elections was moreorless over.

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

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

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