Ashaiman MP, Ernest Norgbey, has headed to the Accra High Court docket, praying for an interlocutory necessary injunction to compel the Electoral Fee to launch some procurement information and facts to him.
The go well with, submitted in the Human Rights Division of the court, arrives right after the EC declined to launch procurement data on its choice to compile a new voters’ register to legislator.
Mr. Norgbey argues the election management body’s choice not to release the details to him, violates his rights beneath Report 21 of the 1992 Constitution which guarantees the right to info.
He reported the EC’s rationalization that the service fees payable for his ask for, underneath the Ideal to Details (RTI) Act 2019, have not been authorized by Parliament is not tenable.
The MP needs the courtroom to compel the EC to launch the procurement info about its consultants just before they start out the compilation of the new sign-up.
He suggests if his ask for is not granted before the EC begins
compilation of the new sign up, it would make it unattainable to mount an
efficient challenge versus the legality of the approach.
The Nationwide Democratic Congress (NDC) MP tells the courtroom in
his accommodate that he is completely ready to pay out all fees decided by it for the release of
The scenario is established to be read on April 13, 2020.
Meanwhile, NDC has in a separate improvement, sued the EC
above the decision to compile the new voters’ sign-up.
The NDC argues that the Structure only gives the EC the
power to compile a voters’ sign-up the moment and then subsequently revise it.
The move is portion of a sequence of protests that the NDC has
led from the EC’s conclusion to receive a new voter administration technique.
Previously, the bash, with each other with some lesser opposition
parties, staged demonstrations in Accra, Kumasi and Tamale demanding that the
EC abandon its selection.
The Fee, nevertheless, is adamant. According to the EC, the
existing voters’ roll is not fit for objective.
The management method, the EC argues is at its stop of daily life and should be replaced. The registration workout was scheduled for April 18 but has been postponed because of to the Covid-19 pandemic.