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Date:20 May 2016
Ghana: Parties threaten to sue EC over moves to withdraw certificates

Some political parties are contemplating heading to the Supreme Court over the decision by the Electoral Commission to revoke their certificates for not having physical offices in two-thirds of the districts in Ghana by end of May.

The parties have 12 days to meet this requirement which is contained in the political party’s law.

But some of the political parties like the CPP contend that the Constitutional provision on the matter may have to be determined by the apex court of the land to bring finality to the matter.

National Chairman of the party, Professor Edmund Delle in an interview with host of Morning Starr Nii Arday Clegg Thursday said the directive from the EC is problematic.

“It is something that the legal minds may have to clarify for us...this is my fear that for those who may not be satisfied would say let the Supreme Court decide.”

But the Progressive People’s Party says until the proper interpretation of the law is determined by the Supreme Court, the EC must be allowed to execute its mandates.

Kofi Asamoah Siaw, a policy advisor to the party said the EC is only executing what it is mandated to do.

Source: Ghana/Starrfmonline.com/103.5FM


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