The National Democratic Congress (NDC), Convention People’s Party (CPP), All Poeple’s Congress (APC), Liberal Party Ghana (LPG) and Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP), have filed a suit against the Electoral Commission of Ghana in the Supreme Court.
The opposition parties filed the suit over what they described as the EC’s unlawful and unreasonable decision to restrict centers for the upcoming Limited Voter Registration exercise to their District Offices.
The political parties are of the view that EC’s decision to restrict the centers of voter registration to their district offices has the potential to deprive many eligible voters of their right to be registered as voters and to vote in public elections.
The parties have therefore filed an Application for Interlocutory Injunction to restrain the EC from proceeding with the announced limited voter registration exercise pending the final determination of the substantive matter.
According to the parties, the court action is the first of a series of actions that the parties intend to take to compel the EC to conduct the impending limited voter registration exercise at the electoral area level to give all eligible voters access to the process in line with the letter and spirit of Article 42 of the 1992 Constitution, Regulation 2(1)(2) of C.I 91 and the EC’s own time-tested practices.
A brief statement issued by Sammy Gyamfi National Communications Officer of the NDC said “In an unusual twist, Plaintiffs have been informed by the Registrar of the Supreme Court that the due date for the Application for Interlocutory Injunction to be moved will be given on Monday upon the expressed instructions of the Chief Justice of the Republic. In the meantime, the writ has been duly served on the Electoral Commission”.
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