The Federal High Court in Abuja has stopped the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from ending voter registration on 30 June 2022.

The lawsuit was filed by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and 185 concerned Nigerians, who asked the court to declare the failure of the electoral body to extend the deadline for voter registration to allow eligible Nigerians to exercise their rights as unconstitutional, illegal, and incompatible with international standards.


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According to a statement by SERAP on Monday, the applicants filed the suit after INEC to extended the deadline for the conduct of primaries by political parties by six days, from June 3 to June 9, but failed failed to also extend the online pre-registration which ended May 30, 2022 and the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) ending June 30, 2022.


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