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Supreme Court's rulings in favor of Zanetor and implications for political parties

Comment: Zenator SC Ruling

Author:
Osman Adam Sagnarigu
Date:
2016-07-20 04:37:09
Comment to:
Has the Zenator SC Ruling any Implications for Pol


Ata, it appears you've misconstrued the reason/s why the feuding parties went to the court. SC ruling was not to interpret NDC constitution. Rather, at law, to answer if "unregistered Ghanaian could represent a political party as a candidate". SC relied on the relevant sections of article 94 to answer that question, and not to interpret NDC party constitution. The SC ruling has exposed a deficiency found in some Party Constitutions about who can contest a primaries. The SC ruling implied that, so far as there is an opportunity / chance to register as a voter, one is eligible until the voter roll is closed for the ensuing election. As simple as that.

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Zenator SC Ruling
Osman Adam Sagnarigu
07-20 04:37