Set Up Timetables For Parliamentary Political Decision Petitions — EU Mission


Mr Javier Nart, Boss Onlooker

The European Association Political decision Perception Mission (EU EOM) to the 2020 general political decision has required the foundation of a sensible cutoff time for the decision on parliamentary political race petitions.

That, it said, would expand partner admittance to a successful cure and increment public certainty.

“Parliamentary political decision petitions ought to be initiated inside 21 days after affirmation of results very much like official political decision petitions,” it proposed in its last report on the 2020 official and parliamentary races hung on December 7, 2020.

The European Association sent an EU EOM to Ghana between October 31 and December 30, 2020. Altogether, the mission included 80 eyewitnesses from EU part states, just as Norway, Switzerland and Canada.

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The mission’s order was to survey the discretionary interaction against global commitments and responsibilities for majority rule races, just as the laws of Ghana.

Parliamentary political decision petitions

The Constitution and PNDCL 284 give that petitions concerning parliamentary decisions should be initiated in the High Court inside 21 days after the date of distribution in the periodical of the aftereffect of the political race.

Such petitions can be advanced at the Court of Allure as the last case.

No cutoff times

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The report saw that there was no cutoff time for the goal of parliamentary political race petitions.

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“Consequently, competitors’ admittance to a powerful cure and public trust in the opportune goal of parliamentary political race petitions are not guaranteed,” it noted.

It likewise noticed that beginning the recording dates for parliamentary political decision petitions solely after distribution in the periodical, as opposed to at the announcement of results, just postponed the interaction.

The report additionally called attention to that albeit the warning to the newspaper of the parliamentary political decision results was given on December 22, 2020, it was just accessible for buy on January 4, 2021.

“The periodical, when distributed, bears the date of warning and lawful cutoff times run from this date, regardless of whether very nearly fourteen days have passed among notice and accessibility of the newspaper.

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“The cutoff time for the documenting of petitions against the current parliamentary political race results was, thusly, January 12, 2021,” it noted.


The report said by the lawful cutoff time of January 12, 2021, 11 parliamentary political race petitions had been recorded.

The bodies electorate included were Techiman South, Zabzugu, Sefwi Wiawso, Tema West, Tano South, Tarkwa Nsuaem, Assin North, Savelugu, Jomoro, Buem and Esikado Ketan.


As of now, both the New Energetic Gathering (NPP) and the Public Majority rule Congress (NDC) have 137 seats each in Parliament, with one autonomous individual from Parliament.

Written by Edet Esah


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