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2023 election: Court orders INEC to resume voters’ registration

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A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to immediately resume the continuous voters registration (CVR) until 90 days before the 2023 general elections

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Justice Inyang Ekwo, in a judgment, also directed the INEC to ensure that eligible Nigerians are not deprived the opportunity to have the voter’s card for the forthcoming poll.

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Justice Ekwo held that it was the constitutional responsibility of the electoral umpire to make adequate provision for the exercise in accordance with the Nigerian laws.

“The case of the plaintiffs succeeds on merit,” the judge declared.

NAN reports that Anajat Salmat and three others had sued INEC as sole defendant in a suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/1343/2022.

In the originating summons filed before the court, the plaintiffs argued that INEC cannot stop the CVR contrary to the stipulated provisions of the constitution.

They urged the court to order the electoral umpire to resume the exercise in accordance with the law of the country.

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Social media abuses give me high blood pressure – Tinubu

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Tinubu said he gets angry anytime he comes across abusive posts about himself on social media.

 

The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has explained why he chose to be inactive on social media.

In a video that surfaced online on Saturday, November 19, 2022, the former Lagos State governor can be seen saying he gets high blood pressure from abuses hurled at him on social media.

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He added that such abusive comments usually trigger the feelings of anger in him hence he has decided to stop reading posts on social media.

 

While explaining how he manages to keep in touch with trends online, the APC presidential candidate said he usually relies on his children or any of his workers to relay to him what might have been said about him on social and when the comments get too negative, he would just ask them to forget it.

Tinubu’s word: “I don’t read social media anymore. They abused hell out of me. If I read it, I get high blood pressure, I get angry it. I don’t read it, no. If I want to hear anything, my children or any of my workers will tell me this one say this one. If I’m tired I’ll say please, forget it.”

It is reported that Tinubu has been a major trending topic on social media since the start of this election cycle, particularly on Twitter where controversies surrounding his health, alleged drug related forfeiture in the United States, educational qualifications among others have been heavily debated.

 

Some Nigerians have also focused on his many gaffes at events and campaign grounds and make derisive memes out of them.

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