Court places injunction on Electoral Commission; halts workshop to train officers

Court places injunction on Electoral Commission; halts workshop to train officers

- An interim injunction on a workshop planned by the Electoral Commission (EC)

- The workshop id to train EC officers for the forthcoming voter’s registration exercise

- The injunction took effect from yesterday, Friday, April 24 to Monday, April 27 2020

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The Tema High Court has placed an interim injunction on a workshop planned by the Electoral Commission (EC) to train its officers for the forthcoming voter’s registration exercise.

The injunction took effect from yesterday, Friday, April 24 to Monday, April 27 2020.

It followed a legal action initiated by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo Prampram, Mr Sam Nartey George.

Per the interim injunction , the EC or any of its affiliates is prevented from organising the workshop within the period the injunction would be in force.

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“It is hereby ordered that the respondent and all persons claiming through the respondent refrain from holding the workshop or conference scheduled to take place at the Escape Hotel from April 24,” the court, presided over by Justice Eugene Nyante Nyadu, ordered.

Sam George challenged the decision of the EC to organise the workshop and therefore his injunction application was to stop the electoral management body from going ahead with the workshop which was slated from April 24 to April 29.

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In other news, The Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) report for April 2020 is predicting victory for President Nana Akufo-Addo in the December polls.

According to the EIU report, it expects the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to retain power because it does not see the NDC’s flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama as a good custodian of the country’s economy.

“We, therefore, expect Mr. Akufo-Addo and the NPP to secure re-election,” the EIU’s April 2020 report stated.

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