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Politics of Wednesday, 10 September 2014


PNC dissociates itself from Mornah’s court case

The People’s National Convention (PNC) has no hand in a court case being championed by its General Secretary, Bernard Mornah, the chairman of the minority party has said.

The Secretary of the Nkrumahaist party is heading to court to challenge the provisions of Constitutional Instrument (C.I) 75, which makes biometric verification a prerequisite for voting.

“I have personally instructed my counsel and lawyers to take up the matter and I am sure that after the judicial break, we will seek a proper interpretation of the position of C.I 75 vis-a-vis no verification, no vote and the 1992 constitution,” Mornah said.

He said the “No Verification, No Vote” provision breaches Article 42 of the 1992 Constitution and must, therefore, be expunged.

Meanwhile, the party’s chairman Alhaji Ahmed Ramadan has said the PNC is not a party to the court case, adding that Mornah is going to seek for interpretation in his personal capacity.

“As far as the position of the party is concerned, we have not endorsed that action,” Ramadan told Accra-based Citi FM. “He is an individual and can go for any interpretation.”

He said the PNC was part of a meeting of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) to enforce the “No Verification, No Vote” policy and has since not retreated.

“Whatever interpretation he is seeking, we can’t stop him,” Ramadan stressed.