The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) once again has sued Electoral Commission in what is believed to a legal tussle between the two parties over the Defendants thus the EC’s decision to organise voter registration exercise in Senior High Schools (SHS) across parts of the country.
The action of the opposition NDC is in reaction to the EC commencement of a two-day registration exercise at premises of the various senior high schools which yesterday, July 10, 2020.
schedule to end today [Saturday, July 11, 2020].
In an emergency Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting monitored by Talksafrica.com officials of NDC took the position that, the exercise being carried out by the EC in the Senior High Schools is illegal since the said schools have not been gazetted as centres being used for the national exercise adding that, they wants the court to declare it “illegal and wrongful.”
According to the opposition party, a declaration that it is illegal and wrongful for the Defendant to conduct registration at any place including campuses of a Senior High School which was not contained in the Gazette and notification in accordance with C.I 91.
“A declaration that any such registration of voters including students that take place at any ungazetted and unpublished registration centre including Senior High School campuses is null and void and of no legal effect,” NDC requested.
NDC further requested for an order of perpetual injunction restraining the Electoral Commission “whether by itself, officers, agents or any other functionary personnel from carrying out registration of voters in any Senior High School or place not duly gazetted or published in accordance with C.I 91 as amended.”
It had been argued that with most of the students camped in their various schools and a rule for all students to remain within the school premises and no visitor entertained, eligible students may be disenfranchised.
Iddrisu Muftaw | Talksafrica.com