Court stops assembly elections at Akuse, other areas

bio-600x330A High Court in Koforidua has placed an injunction on the Akuse-Natriku district assembly elections.

The injunction was granted following an application by Kloma Gbi (a Krobo youth group) and Mr. Sakitey Asare, a concerned citizen of the area, who jointly contested the placement of the Akuse-Natriku electoral area under the Shai Osudoku district of the Greater Accra Region, instead of the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality of the Eastern Region.

The spokesperson for the youth group, Gloria Larkuor, told Citi News they are excited about the ruling.“

We took the legal process and they have granted the injunction so we have served the EC and the Attorney-General and the Returning Officer to Dodowa has also been served. Therefore, once the injunction has been placed and the law is to take it’s course, then it means they would have to hold on for the legal processes to take place.

The elections have also been put on hold in a few other areas following disagreements that have landed in court.

The District Level and Unit Committee elections took off on Tuesday September 1, across the country, with some Citi News regional correspondents already confirming the usual low turnout that characterizes the polls.

18,885 candidates are contesting the District Assembly Elections, with 43,585 contesting in the Unit Committee elections.

Meanwhile, over 40,000 security personnel from the Police, Prisons, and Fire and Immigration services have been deployed to ensure order at all polling stations.