EC Chairperson, Jean Mensah

The NDC, CPP, APC, LPG & GCPP have today filed a suit against the Electoral Commission of Ghana in the Supreme Court over the latter’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 signed by Sammy Gyamfi, National Communications Exercise said “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.”

“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,” the statement added.

In the meantime, the writ has been duly served on the Electoral Commission.