Court Fixes March 16 To Hear Lawyers’ Suit Against INEC Over PVCs

Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court in Lagos will on March 16 hear a suit filed by three lawyers against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over their inability to obtain their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).

The lawyers are asking the judge to declare that their civil and legal rights would be breached if INEC does not issue them their PVCs or provide them an alternative means of exercising their franchise.

The lawyers, Chijioke Emeka, Kalu Uduma and Emeka Odikpo, are also seeking an order directing INEC to issue them their PVCs or make other alternative arrangements to enable them vote.

The plaintiffs want the court to hold that should they be excluded from the March 28 and April 11 elections due to no fault of theirs, they are entitled to legal damages.

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