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It’s legally impossible to resume voter registration – INEC

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Factual Pursuit of Truth for Progress

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is legally impossible to resume voter registration with less than 100 days to the 2023 general elections.

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A Federal High Court had ordered the Commission to resume voter registration until 90 days before the election after civil societies sued INEC for ending the registration on July 31st.

However, INEC National Commissioner and Director of Voter Education, Festus Okoye, on Tuesday, said the commission was yet to obtain the true certified copies of the court ruling.

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Okoye added that voter registration ahead of the 2023 elections was over.

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

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

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