INEC Asks Appeal Court To Set Aside Judgement On Temporary Voter Cards

Written by on March 17, 2023

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has approached the Court of Appeal Abuja, asking it to set aside the judgment of the Federal High Court, which ordered it to allow electorate with Temporary Voter Cards, TVC, to vote in the Governorship and National Assembly elections billed for Saturday, March 18.

In the suit, the electoral body applied for an order of injunction against execution of the judgment delivered on March 9 pending the determination of its appeal.

In its three grounds of appeal, INEC held that the Federal High Court Abuja erred in its judgment, when it dismissed its position that allowing use of the TVC would amount to usurpation of the powers of the National Assembly under Item II of the concurrent legislative list.

It faulted the trial court for declaring that PVC was not mentioned in the Constitution or the Electoral Act as a condition to be allowed to vote or as the only means a voter would be entitled to be verified, accredited and to vote.

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