The opposition National Democratic Congress has filed an interlocutory injunction with four other political parties against the Electoral Commission’s limited voter registration exercise.
The five parties; the NDC, CPP, APC, LPG & GCPP say the Commission’s decision to organise the exercise in its district offices will deprive many Ghanaians the opportunity to register for the card, and would subsequently be disenfranchised in the December 7, 2024 polls.
In a statement issued Thursday, September 7, 2023, the parties say the EC cannot carry out the registration until the matter before court has been heard.
This, according to the statement is not the first action the parties are taking to ensure the EC opens up the registration centres.
“This 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,” the Sammy Gyamfi-signed statement said in some parts.
“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,” the statement added.
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