Politics of Wednesday, 13 February 2013
The Supreme Court has adjourned to March 14, 2013, the case in which the General Secretary of the PNC is seeking to nullify portions of C.I. 74.
The PNC General Secretary, Bernard Mornah filed a writ seeking to annul portions of Constitutional Instrument (C.I.74), which he argued were inconsistent with the 1992 Constitution.
Mr Mornah argued that “Rule 71B, a portion of Rule 69C (5) and a portion of form 30 of the Supreme Court (Amendment) Rules, 2012 (C.I. 74) do not appear to be consistent with some provisions of the 1992 Constitution.”
He insists the provisions contravened Articles 133, 157, 93(2) and 11 of the 1992 Constitution and that the CI must, on the basis of that contravention, be declared null and void.
At the court today, lawyers for the Electoral Commission failed to show up which prompted Presiding Judge Justice Anim Yeboah to adjourn the case to March 14 for hearing.