A federal high court in Abuja has granted an interim order injunction over the INEC’s stoppage on voter registration on June 30th, 2022.
The presiding judge, Honorable Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon granted the injunction following the hearing of an argument on motion exparte by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP).
SERAP and 185 concerned Nigerians had earlier 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.”
According to the suit, SERAP had asked the court for “an order restraining INEC, its agents, privies, assigns, or any other person(s) 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.”
However, the suit has now been adjourned to June 29, 2022 for the hearing of the Motion on Notice for interlocutory injunction.
INEC is to stop the continuous voter’s registration exercise for the 2023 elections by June 30th.