The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has sued the Electoral Commission (EC) for failing to provide the party with a provisional copy of the voters register to guide it in the ongoing voters register exhibition exercise.
The party said it decided to take that line of action because the EC had failed after incessant requests from the party to do so.
“In the circumstance, we have been compelled to go to court to seek an order directed at the EC, to among others, give us copies of the register as required by law,” the National Chairman of the NDC, Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, said at a press conference at the party’s headquarters in Accra yesterday.
He said the party, after exhausting every avenue for the EC to comply with what the law states, had no option but to resort to the law courts.
Rule of law
We are a party that believes in the rule of law and so we will always want the law to be our guide,” he said.
The position of the NDC was anchored on the fact that regulation 22 (2) of the Public Elections Regulations (Voter Registration) as captured in Constitutional Instrument (CI 91 states that:
“At the end of the compilation of the provisional register as provided in sub regulation (1), a copy of the provisional register shall be given to each registered political party in the form determined by the Commission.”
“But in our case, despite repeated requests and reminders, we have to date not received any.”