Renowned Ghanaian lawyer Samson Anyenini has reacted to the brouhaha on what the appropriate interpretation of the supreme court’s ruling on the new voter’s register case between the electoral commission and the opposition National Democratic Congress.
The Apex court of the Republic of Ghana, the Supreme court earlier today 25th June,2020 delivered judgement on the suit brought against the electoral commission of Ghana by the opposition National Democratic Congress, NDC.
However, after the judgment was delivered, there was a lot of confusion as to what exactly the judgment means.
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Members of the opposition National Democratic Congress interpret the judgment to mean that the Electoral commission has been directed by the courts to accept the old voter’s registration card as a basis for getting registered on the new one.
On the other hand, communicators of the ruling government, the New Patriotic Party which have been defending the Electoral commission’s decision to compile a new voter’s register also interpret the Supreme court’s judgment to mean that the commission has been given the go ahead to compile the new voter’s register base on the C.I 126.
In a Facebook post, lawyer Samson Anyenini revealed that relief 4 and 8 were refused by the supreme court which meant that No existing ID cards allowed.
He said ;
Pray-People dont want to read even brief
stuff. Relief 4 dismissed and 8 refused. No existing ID cards allowed. Simples!