The Electoral Commission (EC) has announced that it will soon table before Parliament a new legislation to enable it re-organize the District Assembly Elections.
[contextly_sidebar id=”V2Dm3Jblbqlt6xv8kz5eA6HLmzX7lIr0″]This was contained in a press statement signed by Amadu Sulley, Deputy Chairman of the EC, in-charge of operations.
“In view of the Supreme Court ruling ordering that the District Level Elections processes should be conducted afresh, we wish to inform the general public that in total compliance with the said ruling the Electoral Commission will prepare a new legislation to be passed by Parliament before fresh nominations are taken for the elections.”
Benjamin Eyi Mensah, a fisherman sued the EC for preventing him from filing his nomination to contest in the Eyipeh Electoral Area despite fulfilling all the requirements.
Mr Mensah through his lawyer, Alex Afenyo-Markin argued that his client meet the requirements before the maturation of the Constitutional Instrument (CI) 85 which gives the election a legal backing.
The Supreme Court in its ruling described the process as “unconstitutional” and further ordered the EC to cancel the Elections and start all over again.
Meanwhile, aspiring assembly members have bemoaned the amount of money they have invested in campaigning.
An Assembly Member of Aspirant for Nungua North Estates, Godfred Hammond has said the ruling does not augur well for them.
By: Godwin Allotey Akwieteh/citifmonline.com/Ghana