The NDC stated the EC lacks the electrical power to go forward with its plans since it can only “compile a sign up of voters only after, and thereafter revise it periodically, as may perhaps be determined by legislation.”
In the writ to invoke the initial jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, the NDC between other factors demanded for a “declaration that on a accurate and proper interpretation of Article 45(a) of the 1992 Constitution, 2nd Defendant [the EC] has the constitutional electric power to, and can, compile a sign up of voters only after, and thereafter revise it periodically, as may be decided by law. Accordingly, 2nd Defendant can only revise the current register of voters, and lacks the electric power to prepare a contemporary register of voters, for the perform of the December 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections.”
The Attorney General has also been cited as a defendant in the case.
According to the NDC a “declaration that the 2nd Defendant, in purporting to work out its powers pursuant to posting 51 of the 1992 Constitution to exclude the existing voter identification playing cards from the paperwork expected as proof of identification to enable a person sign-up as a voter without any justification is arbitrary, capricious, unreasonable and contrary to post 296 of the 1992 Constitution.”