SHS voter registration: EC sued

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The Electoral Commission of Ghana has suffered another law suit from the biggest opposition party in connection with the ongoing voter registration exercise.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is challenging the election management body in court over its decision to register final-year senior high school students on their ungazetted campuses.

The two-day special registration exercise for the students, started on Friday, 1o July 2020.

The NDC has, however, argued that it is unlawful and, thus, resorted to the high court for “a declaration that it is illegal and wrongful for the Defendant [EC] to conduct a registration at any place including campuses of a senior high school, which was not contained in the gazette and notification in accordance with C.I 91”.

Additionally, the party wants a “declaration that any such registration of voters, including students, that takes place at any ungazetted and unpublished registration centre, including senior high school campuses, is null and void and of no legal effect”.

The party is also seeking the court to retrain the “EC, its officers, agents or any other functionary personnel, from carrying out registration of voters in any senior high school or place not duly-gazetted or published in accordance with C.I 91 as amended.”

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