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INEC to appeal judgment allowing Nigerians vote with TVCs

Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will appeal a court judgement granting two plaintiffs the request to use their temporary voter cards (TVCs) .

This is contained in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to INEC Chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi on Thursday.

He noted the the commission will approach the appellate court on the matter.

INEC had insisted that only registered voters who presented their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) at their respective polling units would be allowed to vote during elections.

Justice Obiora Egwuatu had given the order allowing the use of TVCs while delivering Judgement in a suit filed by two Nigerians seeking the use of temporary voter cards in the general elections in the absence of permanent voter cards (PVCs).

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

The electoral body had on Thursday, announced the postponement of the governorship and states’ Houses of Assembly elections to March 18.

Writing by Adeniyi Bakare; Editing by Tersoo Nicholas