Court to rule on register’s credibility on July 5

The Ghana national flag, center, flies in front of the Supreme Court building in the city of Accra, Ghana, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. Ghana's judicial service says seven high court judges have been suspended following corruption allegations by a journalist. In a statement released Monday, the Judicial Council said the decision was made following the judges' "stated misbehavior." (AP Photo/Christian Thompson)

The court arrived at this decision following a request by Lawyer for Kwame Baffoe the NPP’s Brong Ahafo youth organizer who is in court challenging the credibility of the voters’ register. Kwame Baffoe is seeking ten reliefs, which include an order compelling the defendants to compile a new and credible national voters’ register for use in this year’s general election.

The ten reliefs are detailed below

a. A declaration that the current national voters’ register compiled by the defendant and intended to be used for the 2016 general elections in Ghana is bloated and hence unfit for use in the 2016 general elections.

b. A declaration that the current national voters’ register compiled by the defendants and intended to be used for the 2016 general elections in Ghana contains names of foreigners, minors, deceased persons and other persons who are constitutionally ineligible to vote in the 2016 general elections.

c. A declaration that the current national voters’ register compiled by the defendant and intended to be used for the 2016 general elections in Ghana contains names of persons who used National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) Cards to register and hence the current voters’ register is not credible or fit to be used for the 2016 generals elections.

d. A declaration that the findings by the five-member committee chaired by VCRAC Crabbe and constituted or formed by the defendant are a true reflection of the weaknesses/laws inherent in the current national voters’ register compiled by the defendant and intended to be used for the 2016 general elections in Ghana.

e. A declaration that a revision by the defendant of the national voters’ register to get rid of the names of foreigners, minors, deceased persons and other persons who are ineligible to vote does not constitute an arbitrary and discriminatory application of the electoral laws of Ghana.

f. An order of interim injunction restraining the Election Committee recently inaugurated by the defendant from playing any role whatsoever in relation to the impending national elections until the final determination of this suit.

g. An order of interim injunction restraining the defendant, her assigns, agent, privies, officials or any other person(s) or bodies acting through the defendant from registering voters or conducting the proposed limited registration of voters slated for 18/03/2016 until the final determination of this suit.

h. A declaration that, the current national voters’ register compiled by the defendant and intended to be used for the 2016 general elections in Ghana is not credible and hence null and void.

i. An order compelling the defendant to compile a new and credible national voters’ register for use in the 2016 general elections in Ghana. j. Further order or orders as this Honourable Supreme Court may deem fit to make

 

Source: citifmonline.com

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