Lawyers for Ashaiman Member of Parliament, Ernest Norgbey will today June 29, 2020 make a last-minute request to a High Court to stop the Electoral Commission from compiling a new voters register.
The EC will begin the exercise tomorrow June 30, 2020.
He maintains that the Supreme Court’s decision to give the EC the green light to go ahead with the exercise in compliance with CI 126 isn’t adequate on lawful basis.
One lead counsel for Mr Nogbe Abdul Aziz Bamba disagrees with the assertion that the EC has the power to compile a new voters register.
“The Electoral Commission does not have the legal mandate to compile a new register. There is an existing register compiled under C.I 91 which has not been revoked.
“If they go ahead, we will have two registers”, He said.
For the Attorney General’s office, the Supreme Court ruling gives the EC the green light to go on with the exercise uninterrupted.
Deputy AG Godfred Dame says this issue is done: ” The court will not have to hear an injunction and come back to hear the substantive issue. The presiding judge will definitely in accordance to this issue proceed to issue the necessary orders which will be on all force”.
The Supreme Court on June 25, 2020, gave the EC the go-ahead to compile the new voters register.
The Supreme Court also made it clear that the existing Voter ID cannot be used as a requirement in the compilation of the new Voters ID.
The Court was constituted with Chief Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah as President, Justice Jones Dotse, Justice Paul Baffoe Bonnie, Justice Sule Gbadegbe, Justice Samuel Marful-Sau, Justice Nene Amegatcher and Justice Ashie Kotey.