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Just keep quiet and obey the Supreme Court ruling - Kokofu to NDC

Wed, 1 Jul 2020 Source: Peace FM

Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Iron and Steel Development Company, Dr. Henry Kwabena Kokofu has warned members of the NDC to keep quiet now that the Supreme Court has ruled over their case against the Electoral Commission on the new voters' registration exercise.

He said members of the NDC must stay mute since they're participating in the

registration exercise.

However, he said they can also decide to refrain from it.

During a panel discussion on UTV's 'Adekye Nsroma' political discussion show, the former Bantama MP asked members of the opposition NDC to note in their dictionaries that, "nothing can save them from losing the 2020 elections, therefore they should calm themselves down and follow the processes laid by government".

He reiterated that the first gentleman of the land, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and members of his administration will never have the intention of preventing qualified voters from exercising their franchise.

Supreme Court unanimously dismisses NDC's case

The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed the National Democratic Congress (NDC) case against the Electoral Commission to compile a new voters register for the 2020 general elections

The 7-member panel presided over by Chief Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, in its decision held that the EC is an independent body and will only be directed by the court if it acts contrary to law.

The seven-member panel that heard the case included Justices Jones Dotse, Paul Baffoe Bonnie, Sule Gbagegbe, Samuel K. Marful-Sau, Nene Amegatcher, and Professor Ashie Kotey.

It would be recalled that two groups, the opposition NDC and a Private citizen Mark Takyi-Banson filed the case asking the apex court to stop the EC from compiling the register or allow the use of the birth certificate and voters ID card by prospective voters as proof of identification.

Source: Peace FM

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