Church member sues INEC for fixing polls on Saturdays

Written by on March 16, 2023

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday fixed May 22 to hear a suit seeking to stop the conduct of elections and examination on Saturdays.

The suit was filed by one Ugochukwu Uchenwa, who said he is a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, which regards Saturday as the ‘sabbath day’ meant only for worshipping God.

The plaintiff is seeking an order restraining the 5th to 8th respondents from scheduling and conducting compulsory public examinations on Saturdays, without making an option for the members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church to take their exams on days other than Saturdays.

The plaintiff is praying the court to restrain INEC from further violating the rights of members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church by holding elections on Saturdays.

The court fixed May 22 for the hearing of the suit.

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