NDC, LPG & 3 other political parties sue EC over limited voter registration

Some five Ghanaian opposition political parties have filed a suit against the Electoral Commission at the Supreme Court over the upcoming limited voter registration exercise.

The parties which include the National Democratic Congress (NDC) sued the EC, following the electoral management body’s decision to restrict the registration exercise to its district offices only.

The five parties that joined the NDC for the legal battle are the Convention People’s Party (CPP), the All People’s Congress (APC), the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG) and the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP).

The parties argue that the voter registration exercise must be done at all electoral areas across the country rather than take place in EC’s district offices.

The parties said the EC’s current decision can deprive many eligible voters of their right to register to vote in public elections.


The parties filed an application for an interlocutory injunction at the Supreme Court to restrain the EC from proceeding with the announced limited voter registration exercise pending the final determination of the substantive matter.

The injunction the parties are seeking is just the first of a series of actions they plan to take to compel the EC to conduct the upcoming limited voter registration exercise at the electoral area level, a member of the NDC indicated.

Last week, the Director of Legal Affairs for the NDC, Godwin Edudzi Tamakloe said the party’s Legal Directorate threatened a legal action against the Electoral Commission’s decision to hold the upcoming limited voter registration at its district offices.

The limited voter registration will be conducted for eligible Ghanaians who turned 18 years old after the 2020 registration exercise and other eligible voters from September 12, 2023, to October 2, 2023.

The EC Chairperson, Jean Mensa, has said that the exercise will be held at all 268 district offices of the EC across the country.

Source: Myxyzonline.com

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