Twenty-Four Nigerians have sued the Independent Electoral Commission over failure to complete their registration for voter’s card. According to the suit, the plaintiffs, on behalf of themselves and seven million others who suffer the same fate, pray the High Court sitting in Abuja to order INEC to re-activate the continuous voters registration to enable them to complete their registration and obtain their PVCs in preparation for the 2023 elections.

You will recall that INEC stopped the continuous voters registration recently after several extensions of the deadline. Obviously, Nigerians were not satisfied with the hurdles associated with the exercise. Some complained of some INEC officials deliberately depriving them of registering, a move many suspected to be orchestrated by those politicians who feel threatened by the impressive turnout of the youths who no doubt, find hope in Peter Obi’s candidacy.

There were also reports of hoodlums scuttling the exercise in some areas in Lagos and Abuja, preventing interested youths from registering.

With the suit, we hope that the INEC’s Continuous voters registration will indeed, continue as the name implies. After all, more and more Nigerians attain voting ages everyday.

By osibanews

Eliel Otote A is an Actor and Filmmaker, with a bias for journalism. He was a freelance feature writer with the Nigerian Observer in the 80's in Benin City, he also presented programmes on both radio and television. Eliel is the Editor and Publisher of OSIBAnews Network Magazine, of which this blog is an affiliate.

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