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KOFI BOATENG & 4 ors. v. THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION

(2019) JELR 107320 (HC)

High Court  •  HR/0003/2017  •  8 May 2019  •  Ghana

Coram
NICHOLAS M. C. ABODAKPI

Judgement

R U L I N G

The motion paper in this application filed on 30/01/2019 has the request for the Relief Respondent/Applicant is seeking.

The Electoral Commission, (herein after referred to as applicant) is asking for an extension of time for a period of twelve months to operationalize Act 699.

The affidavit in support, which has been deposed to by the chairperson of the E. C., shows that they are aware of the judgment of this Court (differently constituted) as in EXHIBIT ‘A’ annexed.

And the fact that applicant has been ordered to operationalise the law that will extend voting rights to all Ghanaians living outside.

The deposition shows that on 17/12/2018, the time line given for the applicant to comply with the judgment has lapsed. In other words, applicant, who has filed this application on 30/01/2018, admits that as at 17/12/2018, the time to comply with the judgment had lapsed.

The reasons given for the failure to act within time, include:

1. The leadership challenge the applicant…

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