High Court tells EC to register NDC parliamentary candidate for Cape Coast North

High Court tells EC to register NDC parliamentary candidate for Cape Coast North after he was denied registration.

The Accra High Court has ordered the Electoral Commission (EC) to register the parliamentary candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for Cape Coast North, Dr. Kwamena Minta Nyarku, who was denied registration during the voters’ registering exercise.

This follows an application of mandamus filed at the High Court to compel the EC to register him after a Cape Coast High Court, he appealed to said his constitutional right to register has not been destroyed.Mahama cuts short his tour in Bono Region, returns to Accra

Mr. Nyarko’s registration besides being withdrawn by the EC over allegations of falsification of information was, challenged by a constituent, believed to be an agent of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), on the basis that he was not a resident Nkanfoa, where he registered.

But on July 14, Mr Minta Nyarko says he meets all requirements to vote in Ghana contrary to the reports “and, indeed, I have participated in the previous elections conducted by the Electoral Commission of Ghana”.“John Mahama can’t read”- Education Minister

In a ruling delivered Tuesday, [September 22, 2020], the court, presided over by Justice Stephen Oppong, issued an order of mandamus compelling the EC to register the politician on the basis that he had not been barred from registering as a voter by a court.

“It is hereby ordered that a writ of mandamus be issued compelling the respondent (EC) to register the applicant (Dr Nyarku) as he has not been barred by any court of competent jurisdiction from registering,” the court held.