The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and other political parties have filed a suit against the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) in the Supreme Court (SC) over the upcoming Limited Voter Registration Exercise.

The parties which include CPP, APC, LPG and GCPP have described the exercise to be held at District Offices of the EC as unlawful and unreasonable.

“The parties are of the view that EC’s decision to restrict the centers of voter registration to their district offices has the potential to deprive many eligible voters of their right to be registered as voters and to vote in public elections.

“The parties have duly filed an Application for Interlocutory Injunction to restrain the EC from proceeding with the announced limited voter registration exercise pending the final determination of the substantive matter,” the Communication Officer for NDC, Sammy Gyamfi has said in a statement.

He continued: “This is only the first of a series of actions that the parties intend to take to compel the EC to conduct the impending limited voter registration exercise at the electoral area level to give all eligible voters access to the process in line with the letter and spirit of Article 42 of the 1992 Constitution, Regulation 2(1)(2) of C.I 91 and the EC’s own time-tested practices.

“In an unusual twist, Plaintiffs have been informed by the Registrar of the Supreme Court that the due date for the Application for Interlocutory Injunction to be moved will be given on Monday upon the expressed instructions of the Chief Justice of the Republic.”

Attached is the suit filed by the political parties

Source: Ghana/