EC Sued Over Voters Register

Former National Youth Organiser of the People’s National Convention (PNC) Abu Ramadan and one other, Evans Nimako, have filed a suit at the Supreme Court praying the highest court of the land to declare the current voters’ register null and void.

The two, in a writ filed Tuesday, pleaded with the court to set aside “the 2012 voters’ register and compel the electoral commission to compile a fresh voters’ register before any new public election or referendum is conducted in this country”.

It is also asking the court to issue: “A declaration that the 2012 voters’ register which contains the name of persons who have not established qualification to be registered is inconsistent with article 42 and 45(a)

and therefore unconstitutional, null, void and of no effect”.

The suit comes in the wake of the massive cut in the 2016 election budget of the EC by parliament.

The electoral body in its presentation in parliament was silent on whether or not it will compile a fresh register.

It has, however, put together a committee of eminent Ghanaians to probe the concerns that have been raised about the existing register. The committee is yet to submit its report.

The main opposition New Patriotic Party has been at the forefront of the calls for a new register ahead of the 2016 polls.

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