Additionally, the apex court directed the EC to develop a guideline on the specific processes and methods they intend to adopt in implementing the orders in the May 5 judgement on the voters register.
The orders follow the interpretation-confusion that ensued between the electoral commission and Abu Ramadan, the plaintiff who went to court to seek an interpretation of the legality or otherwise of such names in the electoral roll.
Reacting to the directives by the court, the PRO of the EC Eric Dzakpasu told Starr News the orders will not affect its calendar for the November polls.
“... I am not sure it affects our plan; we have been given a deadline and come that deadline, we will meet it. There are internal mechanisms to deal with the issue, and definitely, we will meet that deadline. We will just compile the list and meet the Supreme Court with it,” he said.