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INEC appeals ruling on use of Temporary Voter Cards

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, on Saturday, appealed the judgement granting the request of two plaintiffs to use their Temporary Voter Cards.

The Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, in a statement on Thursday, had expressed the intention of the commission to approach the appellate court.

“The Independent National Electoral Commission has been served a copy of the judgement delivered today by the Federal High Court, Abuja Division which ordered it to allow two Plaintiffs to vote with their TVCs,” the statement read.

Justice Obiora Egwuatu had given the order allowing the use of the TVCs while delivering Judgement in a suit filed by two concerned Nigerians seeking the use of TVCs in the general elections in the absence of PVCs.

Justice Egwuatu said the order was made on the grounds that the plaintiffs were duly registered and captured in INEC’s database.

The court, however, added that it was unable to grant prayer three which was to allow every eligible voter with a TVC to vote because the suit was not filed in a representative capacity.


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