The Peter Obi Support Network (POSN) on Friday called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to extend the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration until at least November 2022.
The POSN said it “may have no option but to go to court as all pleas to INEC to continue the CVR have fallen on deaf ears.”
The Director of POSN (Legal Department/Election Monitoring), Modupe Olufemi-Akodu, made the threat in a statement in Abuja.
She said, “We have repeatedly appealed to INEC to abide by the Electoral Act, which stipulates that voter registration must stop 90 days before the general elections. But all our pleas seem to have fallen on deaf ears, as INEC is sticking to its plans to suspend registration on July 31.
“It is suspected that this is a ploy to disenfranchise millions of young potential voters who were unable to register or transfer their cards within that period.
Olufemi-Akodu raised the alarm that INEC’s action amounts to voter suppression which it hopes will favor one particular political party against the other.