Police have been deployed to maintain the peace on the Cape Coast Metro electoral workplace after an NPP govt challenged the appropriate of the NDC Parliamentary candidate for Cape Coast North to register.
Based on the chief, the EC reopened registration on October 1 for a gaggle of people – those that simply turned 18 – and the candidate, Dr Kwamena Mintah Nyarku, doesn’t fall in that class.
Talking to JoyNews’ Richard Kwadwo Nyarko, NDC constituency vice-chairman, Dr Shaibu Akansiseh stated the problem made no sense for the reason that EC was compelled by a courtroom order to register the candidate.
“He was requested to come back with the ruling to register. He did however EC regional boss requested us to attend until at this time, October 1 to register,” he stated.
Dr Akansiseh said that he didn’t anticipate the district EC boss to permit the problem to be filed, particularly, since they’d already introduced the ruling.
On September 22, an Accra Excessive courtroom ordered the Electoral Fee (EC) to register the Parliamentary Candidate for Cape Coast North, Dr Nyarku.
This follows an software of mandamus filed on the Excessive Court docket to compel the EC to register him after a Cape Coast Excessive Court docket, he appealed to stated his constitutional proper to register has not been destroyed.
On July 16 this 12 months, in the course of the EC’s voters’ registration train, Dr Mintah Nyarku went to register on the Nkanfoa polling station however he was challenged on grounds that the home quantity he produced didn’t belong to him.
The EC subsequently withdrew his card. The District Registration Overview committee ordered the Fee to proceed retaining the cardboard of the candidate.
Following that, the candidate exercised his proper to attraction with the Chief Registration Overview Officer on the Cape Coast Excessive Court docket.
The Excessive Court docket issued a write of mandamus compelling the EC to register him since no courtroom of competent jurisdiction has barred the candidate from registering.
Nevertheless, Dr Shaibu Akansiseh advised JoyNews that the brand new registration card issued Dr Kwamena Mintah Nyarku has been ceased once more by the EC officers.
“They stated that we must always wait, the PRRC will probably be assembly on the case. Why ought to we be doing this to ourselves?”
He said that though there was commotion attributable to the problem from each groups the police did properly to take care of order.
“I tip my hats off to them. They did properly they managed they made positive that the entire thing didn’t escalate the entire course of.”
He said that he and his individuals are not shifting an inch from the EC workplace till Dr Nyarku’s card is handed over to them.