The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that it will appeal the court’s decision ordering the arbitrator to accept the use of the Temporary Voter Card (TVC) in the upcoming elections.
Responding on Twitter on Thursday through their verified address @inecnigeria, the commission said:
“INEC has received a copy of the ruling issued today (yesterday) by the Federal Supreme Court, Division of Abuja, ordering the two complainants to vote with a Temporary Voter Card (TVC) there.
“The committee is taking immediate steps to appeal the judgment of the trial court.”
Information Nigeria has reported that the Federal Supreme Court in Abuja has ordered INEC to allow the use of TVCs in the March 18 elections for the Governor and State House of Representatives.
Justice Obiora Egwuatu ordered delivering a verdict yesterday in a complaint filed by two Nigerians demanding the use of TVCs in the absence of a Permanent Voter Card (PVC).
Judge Egwuatu said the order was made on the grounds that the plaintiffs were duly registered and entered into the INEC database. “An order has been made to compel Respondent (INEC) to permit the Complainant to vote, using a provisional voter card issued by Respondent, the Complainant has been duly registered in the Voter Registry database. national tri.
“This court declares that the plaintiffs, have met all the legal requirements necessary for registration and have therefore been recorded in the central database of defendants (INEC) and in the handbook. , paper file or paper format of the register maintained by the respondent voters, the claimants have the right to vote with their provisional voter card in the upcoming 2023 general election,” he said.