Home   >   Politics   >   Elections   >   201205
Go Ahead And Sue - EC Calls Prisoners' Bluff   
  << Prev  |  Next >>
Comments ( 0 )     Email    Print
Chairman of the Electoral Commission Dr. Kwadjo Afari Gyan
Related Stories
The Electoral Commission says prisoners have the liberty to proceed to Court should the EC fail to initiate steps to register them the end of the week.

The prisoners, who were given the constitutional right of suffrage for the first time in the December presidential and parliamentary elections, say they were excluded from the month-long exercise because most of them had no national identification cards – a basic requirement for the novelty biometric exercise.

A legal practitioner Kojo Graham says the Electoral Commission is to blame for the failure of prisoners to register in the just ended biometric exercise and will therefore proceed to court, if by the end of the week the Commission does not come up with a strategy to register the prisoners.

In an interview with Citi News principal spokesperson of the Electoral Commission Silvia Annor said it is within Lawyer Kojo Graham’s rights to go to court.

“We all have rights so going to court is fine but if we do not understand something there is a need to find out what challenges there are as well as what can be done about it” she told Citi News.
Source: Citifmonline.com

Comments ( 0 ): Post Your Comments >>

Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are those of the writers and do not reflect those of Peacefmonline.com. Peacefmonline.com accepts no responsibility legal or otherwise for their accuracy of content. Please report any inappropriate content to us, and we will evaluate it as a matter of priority.
Featured Video