Supreme Court has ruled in favour of EC in special voting case

Supreme Court has ruled in favour of EC in special voting case

The Supreme Court has dismissed the New Patriotic Party’s lawsuit that seek to compel the Electoral Commission (EC) to disclose the results of the Special Voting.

The ruling of the apex court means that votes cast in the special voting dispensation will be counted along with the ballots cast on Election Day, December 7.

Supreme Court has ruled in favour of EC in special voting case

Supreme Court has ruled in favour of EC in special voting case

The justices of the Supreme Court noted that the reliefs being sought by the plaintiffs [ Dr Kwame Amoako-Tuffuor and two others]were inconsistent with the 1992 Constitution.

The Justices also indicated that the end of the special voting could not be described as a close of polls hence the ballots cannot be counted.

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About 65,000 voters comprising security personnel, electoral officials, journalists, and people who get busy with the elections on Election Day are those who normally take part in the Special Voting. This year’s special voting will be on December 1.

Ghanaians go to the polls on December 7 to elect a new president and parliament for another four-year term.

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