On Monday the Supreme Court heard arguments in the Bill of Information seeking a stay order on the pending December 26, 2017 runoff. During the hearing, the Court asked several questions to both contending lawyers. But specifically, it asked the legal team of the National Elections Commission (NEC) if it was attentively following the Supreme Court’s mandates handed down on December 7, 2017, in the case filed against NEC by Liberty Party. The Elections body legal team answered saying that the court’s mandates are being gradually followed.
They further informed the court that an ECOWAS technical team is working along with them to sanitize the Final Registration Roll (FRR).
In the nation’s highest court’s recent opinion, it ordered NEC to, among other things, do the following before the runoff election, which is scheduled to be held between the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) and Unity Party (UP).