Judges Must Learn To Write And Speak In Plain English - H. Kwasi Prempeh
Mr. Kwasi Prempeh who is the Executive Director of the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), has today, implored the Supreme Court to be more straightfoward and uncomplicated in the pronouncement of its final rulings in court cases since the Supreme Court is the heritage of Ghanaians everywhere not just lawyers. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
He makes this statement in the wake of Thursday’s judgement on the matter of NDC versus the Electoral Commission(EC) which generated massive controversy for the two parties involved.
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In the said case, the National Democratic Congress had sued the EC in May 2020 at the Supreme Court seeking the Court to either rule in order to stop the EC from its planned voters' ID compilation process or alternatively declare that the EC's planned decision not to include the current voters' ID in its exercise as illegal.
However, the Supreme Court had given them a choice as to which of their stances they wanted a ruling on. Which forced the NDC to stay with seeking a ruling for the voters' ID to be included in the exercise. Forcing the Supreme Court to merge two cases as one thus, adding the case and suit of Mark Takyi-Banso a private citizen together with the NDC's since he basically sought the same thing from the Apex court.
Yesterday's ruling saw two reliefs out of the initial 8 granted to the NDC from the Apex court reliefs two and three, which states: View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
The ruling therefore saw NDC’s General Secretary, Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketia tell Journalists that his party feels vindicated.
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The comment therefore generated massive confusion with both parties (The plaintiff and defendant) claiming victory in the aftermath of events. However, the court had stated clearly in its ruling for the EC to proceed with the new voters register compilation process.