Creation of New Regions:Suit Against EC,AG Could Halt Whole Process-Lawyer

A Private Legal Practitioner, Lawyer Paul Kumi has stated that the Strategic Thinkers Network-Africa’s  decision to sue the Electoral Commission (EC) and the Attorney General (AG) to the Supreme Court over the yet-to-be-created six additional regions in Ghana could halt the whole process.

He explains that the group has a genuine case and that the  Commission of Enquiry into the creation of new regions interpreted the constitution to suit the demands of the government.

Lawyer Paul Kumi made this known in an interview with Ark FM’s Kwabena Obeng Akrofi on Ark in the morning.

The 19-member Commission led by Justice Stephen Alan Brobbey after holding nationwide consultations urged government to create the administrative regions to be known as Oti, Ahafo, Brong East, Western North, North East and Savanna.

The Electoral Commission is expected to hold a referendum in the regions where 50 per cent of the people in the affected areas have to vote in the referendum. At least 80 per cent of the votes cast should be in favour of the decision before the said region can be created.

The Strategic Thinkers Network-Africa has hauled the  EC and the AG to the supreme court seeking an injunction on the upcoming referendum to be held in beneficiary communities.

The group wants the Supreme Court to declare as null and void the Electoral Commission’s plan to limit the referendum to only registered voters in the yet to be created regions.

 

By: Salomey Akosua Agyapong/Ark News/myarkfmonline.com

 

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