In order that the national electoral calendar was not disrupted, the Chief Justice has directed that the hearing of all electoral cases should take precedence over all other cases pending before the courts.
Already the Chief Justice has designated 17 specialised courts to deal with electoral disputes that may arise before the December 7 presidential and parliamentary elections.
A statement issued and signed by the Judicial Secretary, Justice Alex B. Poku Acheampong on Tuesday said the designated Judges have also been directed to hear the election related cases on a day-to-day basis including weekends but excluding Public Holidays from 9am to 6pm.
“The Judges are further to submit weekly status reports on all such cases pending before them. This authorization and directive from the Hon. Lady Chief Justice takes effect from Tuesday October 18, 2016 until otherwise varied or cancelled
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