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Read EC's Response to the Supreme Court Ruling, As It prepares For Voter Registration Exercise

Ibnyakubu 06/25/2020

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The Electoral Commission has cleared the air on the ruling of the Supreme Court delivered today.

In a release by the Electoral Commission, it stated that, the Supreme Court has dismissed the cases brought against the Commission, the release also states that, the Supreme Court has directed all stakeholders to comply with article 42 and 45 of the 1992 Constitution and CI 126.

" The Supreme Court in a unanimous decision today the 25th of June 2020 dismissed the cases brought against the EC, the Court directed the Commission and all its stake holders to comply with article 42 and 45 of the 1992 Constitution and CI 126, public elections(Regulations of voter) (amendment) Regulations, 2020,

For the avoidance of doubt, CI 126 spells out the requirements for proof of identification for the purpose of the registration ",the release states.

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According to the Electoral Commission, as a commission which believes in the sanctity of the law, it respect the decision of the Court.

It further states that, the EC in exercising their discretion in the discharge of its Constitutional mandate in cleaning the voter's register, should be deemed as authorized to be acting within the law and the regulations therein, adding that, the Commission cannot be faulted even if it is considered that, there is more efficient mode or method available.

The also states that, there EC takes this opportunity to assure its stake holders that, the voters registration exercise will start from Tuesday, the 30th of June 2020, to the 6th of August 2020, and entreat all to hold themselves in readiness for the exercise.

It also states that, the Commission will enforce strict safety protocols at its Registration Centres accross the Country to protect people against the Coronavirus.

Ealier in the day, there were confusion among Ghanaians, as both the NDC and the NPP were interpretating the ruling of the Supreme Court differently.

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Top Comments
Agodri · 06/25/2020
The Supreme Court may have it's way but Ghana will decide in December on the issues of bread and butter.
Anenya+233-024538**** · 06/25/2020
disgrace ndc is down again,
MahamaAbdulaiMark · 06/25/2020
you rely on ci 126 article 42 and 45

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