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‘I really do not know why anybody will jubilate’ – Oppong Nkrumah on Supreme Court’s questioning EC’s refusal to use outdated voter IDs


The Information Minister claims there is no foundation for any person to jubilate in excess of the Supreme Court’s questioning the Electoral Commission’s basis for refusing to use the old voter identification cards.

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, through his conversation with the media outside Parliament on Thursday, stated the directive only displays the judicial theory of fairness.

“The Electoral Fee is executing some thing, a party feels aggrieved has used to the Supreme Courtroom, and before the Supreme Court will make a final decision need to talk to the other bash [for its reasons]

“I don’t know why anybody will jubilate, about that. The lawful basic principle is identified as, Audi alteram partem. You simply cannot come to a judgment on a make a difference, with out hearing from the other facet,” he stated.

The Supreme Court today ordered the EC to provide the authorized basis why it resolved to refuse to take the current voters’ identification card as a form of identification in the impending mass voters registration work out.

A 7-member panel of the Supreme Court docket, presided over by the Chief Justice, Justice Anin Yeboah, gave the purchase all through listening to of a accommodate by the opposition Countrywide Democratic Congress (NDC) challenging the impending compilation of new voters register by the EC.

For Mr Oppong Nkrumah, the apex court of the land is only doing its responsibilities, thus, the NDC must not conclude that they have gained the scenario.

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