The opposition Countrywide Democratic Congress (NDC) has sued the Electoral Commission (EC) for failing to supply the party with a provisional copy of the voters’ sign-up to tutorial it in the just-finished voters sign-up exhibition exercising.
The occasion mentioned it resolved to take that line of action since the EC experienced unsuccessful to honour a great number of requests for the sign-up from the social gathering.
Speaking to Umaru Sanda on Eyewitness Information, the Standard Secretary of the social gathering, Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia explained that they had been by now in courtroom mainly because they want to make sure that the appropriate factor is carried out.
“We are previously in court docket since we want to insist that items need to be accomplished properly. What ever is worth doing is really worth performing well. And it is the responsibility of each citizen to assure that this system of rule of law operates,” he claimed.
He alleged that they did not see why the governing NPP experienced already been furnished with a duplicate of the sign up when they weren’t.
“The purpose of the register is to give an option for corrections to be produced. It is specifically for the reason that of this that right after the seize of the register the legislation offers that a provisional sign up be manufactured accessible to all political functions. This is to help our brokers to be armed with the information and facts to cross-look at no matter whether issues are ok or not. Why really don’t we have the sign-up?” he mentioned.
“Denying the political bash, NDC, the chance to have the register with which we will cross-look at and satisfy ourselves that the sign-up is credible is a main trouble,” he additional.
The voter’s exhibition exercising began on September 10, 2019, and was predicted to conclusion on September 17, 2019, but it was prolonged to September 20 by the Electoral Fee.
The exercise was intended to clean up the sign up in advance of the forthcoming referendum on the participation of political parties in district-degree elections, which will be an possibility for the about 17 million registered voters to authenticate their particulars in the register.
Addressing the outcome of the work out, Mr. Nketia also said that “we assume that the registration system has not been finished perfectly and the only opportunity to make corrections has been intentionally been messed up so that the sign-up will be compromised.”