The Independent National Electoral Commission is being sued by twenty-four Nigerians for “failing to give them and other seven million Nigerians adequate time and opportunity to complete their voter registration after they have carried out their registration online.”
The plaintiffs, who are suing for themselves and on behalf of seven million other Nigerians, want to “complete the registration process so that they can obtain their Permanent Voter Cards, and exercise their right to vote,” according to a statement made by Kolade Oludare, Deputy Director of the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, on Sunday.
Only 3,444,378 Nigerians, out of 10,487,972 who pre-registered online, completed the procedure in a physical center, according to current information from INEC.
Just 32.8 percent of completed online registrations are represented by this.
However, the plaintiffs are requesting “an order of mandamus to direct and compel INEC to re-activate its continuous voters registration exercise so that the plaintiffs may complete their registration and collect their PVCs” in the suit FHC/ABJ/CS/1662/2022, which was filed last Friday at the Federal High Court, Abuja.