A-G ordered to respond to suit against voters’ register

Marietta Brew Appiah-Opong

The Supreme Court has asked the Attorney-General’s department to respond to a suit alleging that the current electoral roll is bloated, within two days.

Former National Youth Organiser of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Abu Ramadan and one Evans Nimako, dragged the Electoral Commission (EC) to the Supreme Court seeking an annulment of the entire voters’ register.

The two gentlemen want a declaration that the current voters’ register which contains the names of persons who have not established qualification to be registered, is not reasonably accurate or credible and therefore inconsistent with Article 45(a) of the Constitution thereby making same unconstitutional, null, void and of no effect.

The AG’s office was expected to respond to the suit as second defendant about a fortnight ago, but failed to do so citing challenges.

The case has been adjourned to the 14th of April 2016.

The Supreme Court had earlier dismissed an application for injunction to restrain the Electoral Commission (EC) from going ahead with the Abuakwa North constituency by-election and the limited registration exercise.

Abu Ramadan was seeking for the injunction to allow for a completion of the substantive case.



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