NDC’s case at SC: Kwaku Azar shares opinions on reliefs sought; Ghanaians react

NDC’s case at SC: Kwaku Azar shares opinions on reliefs sought; Ghanaians react

- Professor Stephen Asare has shared his opinion on the reliefs sought by the National Democratic Congress against the Electoral Commission at the Supreme Court

- The case is with respect to whether or not Voters ID cards should be used in the December 2020 elections

- Some Ghanaians took to social media to react to his view on the matter

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Renowned legal practitioner and academician, Professor Stephen Kwaku Asare, has shared his opinions on reliefs sought by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) with respect to its case against the Electoral Commission (EC) being decided at the Supreme Court.

This follows the decision of the EC to rule out the use of Voters ID cards in the December 2020 elections and make use of the Ghana Card and passports.

In the course of proceedings, the NDC has outlined reliefs for consideration by the highest court of the land with regard to the case.

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The reliefs include an interpretation of provisions in the 1992 Constitution with respect to the compilation and review of the voters register.

According to Professor Asare, the Supreme Court, as part of the preliminary hearing, tasked the plaintiff to streamline the reliefs sought as they appear similar.

He added that it has become clear the NDC opted for clearer reliefs which would give the Supreme Court the opportunity to fully grasp the issues and the arguments in court.

Some Ghanaians took the opportunity to share their opinion about his post, which he shared on social media:

Ackah-Blay argued that the oral arguments were eventually reduced to the use of the Voter's ID card.

Agyei also punched holes in the nature of reliefs sought by the NDC.

Frimpong wondered if the EC should ignore the Voter ID card which helped with voting to compile the new register.

Ansah wondered if there was a Ghanaian institution that can unilaterally reject the use of a birth certificate.

Vessel called on the NDC to question the rationale behind the use of old register for the December 2016 elections.

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