It’s ‘Constitutionally Impossible’ To Resume Voter Registration – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it would be constitutionally and legally impossible to resume voter registration before the 2023 elections.

INEC National Commissioner and Director of Voter Education, Festus Okoye, said this on Tuesday while speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today.

According to him, the commission was yet to obtain the true certified copies of the court ruling.

Recall that earlier, a Federal High Court in Abuja ordered the Commission to resume voter registration until 90 days before the election.

But Okoye said 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,” he said.

INEC had ended the registration exercise in July, however civil society groups claimed that would disenfranchise millions of Nigerians, who were yet to be registered.

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