Accra, Ghana – The opposition in Ghana, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has dragged the Electoral Commission (EC) to court over the move by the EC to reopen the voters’ register due to what it deems as errors and other factors in its own new register which was compiled less than two months ago.
This court suit is coming after the EC announced that it would be reopening the voters register for persons who for some reasons (including but not limited to, the closure of the borders, unexplained omissions, among other) could not partake in the registration for the new provisional register to do so.
The exercise was scheduled to come off on the 1st of October in all district offices of the Commission in all 16 regions of the country from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The NDC is however of the view that the EC has acted ultra vires by not publishing in the gazette the 21 days’ notice of the planned exercise as the election law requires. This is what has informed the party’s decision to proceed to court to pray the court to place an injunction restraining the Commission from proceeding with the exercise as planned.
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