Abu Ramadan Withdraws Suit Against EC

Lawyers for the former National Youth Organiser of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Mr Abu Rahamadan have withdrawn the case before the Supreme Court which is seeking to compel the Electoral Commission (EC) to provide a new voters register for the 2016 elections.

Mr Abu Ramadan filed a writ invoking the original jurisdiction of the court to grant, among other declarations, an order setting aside the 2012 Voters Register.

The case which was billed for hearing on Tuesday was however adjourned to Thursday, February 4, due to the absence of one of the panel members.

Graphic Online's court correspondent, Seth Bokpe who was in court Thursday reported however that when the matter was called, lead lawyer for Mr Ramadan, Nana Asante Bediatuo requested that the writ be withdrawn to allow for a fresh start to the process since an amendment of writs would make the process cumbersome.

The plaintiffs had earlier asked for leave to amend their case but decided to abandon that cause.

The seven member panel chaired by the Chief Justice, Mrs Georgina Theodora Wood, granted the plaintiffs their request but expressed displeasure with the inability of EC to appear in court.