The Independent National Electoral Commission has announced July 31, 2022 as a new deadline for the Continuous Voter Registration exercise.
In a statement signed by the INEC, Information and Voter Education Committee Chairman, Festus Okoye, on Friday. 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).
SERAP was seeking an extension of the exercise beyond 30th June 2022”, but the court 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.”