The Federal High Court in Abuja has stopped the Independent National Electoral Commission from ending voter registration on thirtieth of this month.
Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon (Court ten) today granted an order of interim injunction following the hearing of an argument on motion exparte by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability by project.
It would be recalled that SERAP and one hundred and eighty-five concerned Nigerians had early this month 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.
In the suit, SERAP had asked the Court for an order restraining INEC, its agents, privies, assigns or any other persons claiming through it from discontinuing the continuous voters’ registration exercise from the thirtieth of this month or any other date pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.
The suit is adjourned to twenty-ninth of this month for the hearing of the Motion Notice for interlocutory injunction.