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Supreme Court Strikes Out Another Application To Restrain EC From Going Ahead With Limited Registration Exercise

The Supreme Court has struck out another application to restrain the Electoral Commission from going ahead with its limited registration exercise scheduled for the 28th of this month to the 8th of May.

The application was filed by the Brong Ahafo Regional Youth Organizer of the NPP Kwame Baffoe.

The Court last February struck out a similar application by the former Youth Organiser of the PNC, Abu Ramadan.

Counsel for Mr Baffoe, Captain Nkrabeah Effah Darteh withdrew the application after the Court presided by the Chief Justice Georgina Wood drew his attention to the previous suit filed by Abu Ramadan.
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Mr Baffoe’s substantive suit which is praying the Court to order the EC to compile a new voters’ register has however been adjourned sine die.

He contends that the current register is flawed and cannot be used for the impending general election.

A similar suit filed by Abu Ramadan which is also challenging the credibility of the current voters’ register has been adjourned to the 14th of this month for hearing.

This is at the instance of the AG who pleaded for an extension of time to file a response to the suit.

Meanwhile, Pollster Ben Ephson has questioned the attitude of ‘Let My Vote Count’, which he describes as an attempt to hold the country to ransom.

He points out that per the Supreme Court ruling, the health insurance card cannot be used to place a person unto the electoral register.

Speaking on Uniiq Breakfast Drive, Mr Ephson said the method prescribed by ‘Let My Vote Count’ to exhibit the voters register will disenfranchise citizens.

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