It is of no use to celebrate Supreme Court’s directive to EC – Oppong Nkrumah

It is of no use to celebrate Supreme Court’s directive to EC – Oppong Nkrumah

- Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has stated that it is of no use to jubilate over the directive from the Supreme Court

- He said the directive from the Supreme Court should not be seen as an indication to stop the EC from doing what it intends to do

- According to him, the directive from the Supreme Court to the EC is in tandem with the basic principles of the rule of law

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The Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has stated that it is of no use to jubilate over the directive from the Supreme Court on the compilation of the new voters’ register.

According to him, the order from the Supreme Court shouldn't be seen as an indication to stop the EC from doing what it intends to do.

It is of no use to celebrate Supreme Court’s directive to EC – Oppong Nkrumah

Information minister, and member of Parliament for Ofoase Ayirebi, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah Source: UGC
Source: UGC

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In an interview on Citi FM, he said the order from to the EC is in tandem with the basic principles of the law.

I don’t know why anyone would jubilate over that and as I have explained, you cannot come to a judgment on a matter without hearing from the other side.”

The NDC filed a suit against the EC in a bid to stop the Commission from compiling a new voters’ register for the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections.

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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Supreme Court has asked the Electoral Commission to give legal reasons why the old voters' ID card was refused as a form of identification for the new voter's registration exercise.

The old voter's ID card which is known as legal or true identification has been refused as a form of identification in order to get a new voters' ID.

According to a report filed by Graphic Online, per the orders of the court, the EC is expected to provide the legal basis for which the old voters' ID was refused by the EC.

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