Ghana’s major opposition party National Democratic Congress (NDC) and four other parties have sued the Electoral Commission, Ghana over the upcoming limited voter registration exercise.
In their writ, the parties said it is unlawful and unreasonable for the electoral management body to restrict the centers for the exercise to just its district offices.
The other parties are the Convention People’s Party (CPP), All People’s Congress (APC), Liberal Party of Ghana (LGP) and the Great Consolidated People’s Party (GCPP).
The parties want the Supreme Court to declare that upon a true and proper interpretation of Articles 45(a), 45(e) and 42 of the Constitution, the decision by the EC to undertake the 2023 limited/continuous voter registration at the district offices of the EC instead of undertaking same on the basis of electoral areas “will result in voter suppression particularly in rural constituencies of the country, and is thus unconstitutional as it violates the rights of first-time voters to register and vote”.
The EC has scheduled to start the limited voter registration on Tuesday (12 September 2023) and will end on Monday (2 October). Registration is scheduled to start at 8:00am each day and end at 5:00pm.
Credit:Asaase Radio 99.5