The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced July 31, 2022, as the new deadline for the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise.
A press statement signed by INEC’s spokesperson, Festus Okoye revealed the new deadline to POLITICS NIGERIA.
According to the statement, the extension was as a result of “the judgement delivered by the Federal High Court on Wednesday 13th July 2022 in which it dismissed the suit filed by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) which is seeking an extension of the exercise beyond 30th June 2022”, which affirmed that “INEC is at liberty to appoint a date of its choice to suspend the CVR, provided it is not later than 90 days before the date fixed for the General Election as provided in Sec. 9(6) of the Electoral Act 2022.”
Furthermore, INEC explained that it complied with an interim court injunction pending the determination of the substantive suit and continued the CVR beyond its initial deadline of June 30th.