The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has dragged the Electoral Commission before the Supreme Court over its failure to expand the registration centers for the impending Limited Voter Registration exercise.
Other parties in the suit are Convention People’s Party (CPP); Great Consolidated Peoples Party (GCPP) All People’s Congress (APC) and the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG).
The parties have hauled the EC before the apex court citing the electoral body’s unlawful and unreasonable decision to restrict centers for the upcoming Limited Voter Registration exercise to their District Offices.
The 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 duly 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.
A statement issued by Sammy Gyamfi Esq., the National Communications Officer of the NDC said the suit is only 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.
“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.” It added.
The writ has been duly served on the Electoral Commission.
See court documents below