High Court throws out Ashaiman MP’s Case on Voters’ Register
Court throws out another suit against EC voters' register
The Adenta High Court has dismissed a suit filed by Ashaiman MP for Ashaiman, Mr Ernest Norgbey , which was challenging the upcoming voters registration exercise.
The court struck out the suit based on the landmark decision of the Supreme Court last Thursday, in a case between the NDC vs. EC challenging the use of Ghana Card and Ghanaian passport only as the source documents for the registration.
The legislator wanted the High Court to declare that the EC did not have the mandate to compile a new register and that the current register until revoked by law was the legally acceptable register for the 2020 elections.
The High Court judge however was of the opinion that the Supreme Court’s decision was clear and binding on all the Courts below and she had a duty to abide by it.
The Lawyer for Mr. Norgbey, Dr. Abdul Aziz Bamba when granted the audience, argued that the Supreme Court’s decision last Thursday did not affect his case since the case that went before the Supreme Court sought an interpretation of the Constitution while Ernest Norgbey’s case was seeking an interpretation of statutory law.
In its decision on Thursday, the apex court ordered that any court in the country which is hearing a case challenging the upcoming voters’ registration exercise must rule on that case based on the decision by the apex court.
It was based on the order that the Adenta High Court struck out Mr Norgbey’s suit.