NDC Sues EC Over Fresh Registration

The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has sued the Electoral Commission over its planed mop-up voter registration exercise on 1 October 2020.

“Counsel for and on behalf of the plaintiff/applicant herein praying for an order of interlocutory injunction to restrain the defendants/respondents herein, their assigns, agents, privies and any persons acting upon their instructions or authorized by them or acting in furtherance of the same objective as theirs from taking steps to register voters on 1st October, 2020 or any date thereafter for any public election or from doing anything to overreach this court in the fair determination of the instant suit, pending the determination of this suit, on the grounds contained in the accompanying supporting affidavit,” the suit said.

The Electoral Commission last week announced it would open the voter registration exercise one more time.

This, according to the electoral management body, is to give the opportunity to those who have attained the age of 18 and citizens who, for one reason or the other, were not able to register in the just-ended registration exercise.

The date for the registration will be 1 October 2020.

The one-day exercise is expected to take place in all district offices of the commission throughout the country.

The registration will start from 7 am to 6 pm.