Voter register: Supreme Court adjourns case to June 23
The Supreme Court has adjourned the highly anticipated case between the Electoral Commission and the National Democratic Congress to June 23 for judgment. There was a heavy police presence at the Supreme Court on Thursday as the majority of Ghanaians expected a judgment today.
The NDC is challenging of the Electoral Commission’s decision to compile a new voter’s register for the December polls. The opposition NDC argues that a new voter’s register will deprive many Ghanaians the right to vote in the polls, a claim the EC disagrees with.
The party has argued in its suit that the EC lacks the power to go ahead with its plans because it can only “compile a register of voters only once, and thereafter revise it periodically, as may be determined by law”. A judgment is expected in the coming hours.