Supreme Court merges two cases against EC’s voter register plan
A seven-member panel presided over by the Chief Justice, Anin Yeboah, has consolidated cases filed by separate parties against the Electoral Commission.
The case filed by the biggest opposition party, NDC seeks to challenge the EC’s decision to exclude existing voter ID documents from the 2020 polls.
The other case filed by a private citizen, Mark Takyi Banson, also challenges the commission’s decision to compile a new voter’s register for the 2020 polls.
The deputy Attorney General, looking at the demands of both parties, in a letter, pleaded with the Supreme court to merge both cases.
After consideration, the Chief Justice announced that both cases have been consolidated.
“The application for consolidated is hereby accepted. We, however, demand the plaintiff files a statement of case before close of day, Monday.
“The other parties to also file statement of the case before Tuesday,” he stated.
The consolidated suit will be heard on Wednesday, June 23.
Meanwhile, judgement which was originally scheduled for June 23, has been adjourned indefinitely.
All parties involved agreed to the new ruling.