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Limited voter registration: High Court rules on contempt case against EC

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The Supreme Court has struck out an injunction filed by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and four other political parties which sought to stop the EC from going ahead with the limited registration voter exercise.

A five-member panel, presided over by the Chief Justice, Justice Gertrude Sackey Torkornoo, struck out the application following failure of the applicants or their lawyers to appear in court to move the application.

When the case was called today, there was no lawyer or representative representing the NDC or any of the other political parties.

A Deputy Chairperson of the EC, Dr Bossman Eric Asare and lawyer for the EC, Justine Amenuvor, were however present in court.

Five political parties made up of the NDC, the Convention People’s Party (CPP), All People’s Congress, Liberal Party of Ghana and the Great Consolidated Popular Party on September 7, sued the Electoral Commission at the Supreme Court over its decision to restrict voter registration centers to its district offices.

The parties contended that the EC’s decision had the potential to deprive many eligible voters of their right to register to vote in public elections.

They filed an injunction against the exercise till the substantive case was heard. But the Commission disregarded the injunction and went ahead with the exercise.