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EC chair appears in court

Mrs. Charlotte Osei
Mrs. Charlotte Osei

The Electoral Commissioner, Mrs. Charlotte Osei, on Thursday, appeared before the Supreme Court in a case in which the Electoral Commission (EC) is being challenged over the validity of the current Voters’ Register.

Mrs. Osei was accompanied by Mrs. Georgina Opoku Amankwa, a Deputy Commissioner, and other officers of the Commission.

Her appearance is in connection with the case in which Abu Ramadan, a former Youth Organiser of the People’s National Convention and Mr Evans Nimako, have sued the EC over the validity of the current Voters’ Register.

However, the Supreme Court called the parties in the suit into chambers.

Shortly after the parties had met, the Journalists who were there to cover the proceedings were told that the matter had been adjourned to April 21 because one of the seven-member panel was indisposed.

The plaintiffs are invoking the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court to declare the Register null and void.

They are also requesting for an order, which would set aside the 2012 Voters’ Register and also to compel the EC to compile fresh voters’ register before any fresh election would be conducted.

According to the plaintiffs, the current register contained names of unqualified persons, which was inconsistent with the Constitution.

Source: GNA

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