SUIT AGAINST EC – NDC IS ENGAGING IN DELIBERATE EFFORTS TO FRUSTRATE THE EC.
When defeat lurks around the corner, people adopt several means to safeguard themselves and to avoid blame. This appears to be the very approach of the opposition National Democratic Congress in its latest attempt to frustrate the Electoral Commission from conducting what the Constitution mandates them to do.
The NDC has sued the Electoral Commission (EC) over plans to register voters on Thursday October 1.
The main opposition party is seeking “a declaration that the Electoral Commission has acted ultra vires in its attempt to reopen and/or conduct registration of voters on Thursday 1st October, 2020 when the Electoral Commission has not caused to be published in the Gazzette, twenty one (21) days’ notice of this voters registration to the political parties and the general public.
“A declaration that the EC cannot proceed to reopen and /or conduct the voters registration exercise slated for Thursday 1st October 2020 without first publishing in the Gazette, twenty one (21) days’ notice of this voters registration to the political parties and the general public.”
It is trite knowledge that the NDC is hellbent on disrupting the calendar for the 2020 elections.
COVID-19 has ravaged the world including Ghana and has adversely affected every sphere of our lives.
Normalcy is a term that has been dwarfed to the background by COVID-19. Things cannot be done within the confines of their legally operated areas due to this deadly coronavirus pandemic.
In the light of this, commonsense should have told the NDC that a suit such as the one above would not stand the test of substance and same should be discarded.
They are not oblivious of the fact that COVID-19 has thrown out of gear some of these expected timelines the EC should have followed.
We are racing against time but things must be done to avoid any form of constitutional crisis. The NDC should have been informed by this fact in their decision to scuttle the EC from doing what the law states it should embark upon.
In the face of these, one is not deceived into thinking that the NDC is pursuing a worthy cause. They are in to assassinate the reputation of the Electoral Commission. The court should throw them out for these devilish schemes.
P.K.Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place.