ROPAA: High Court throws out contempt case against EC Chair

A contempt case instituted against the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Jean Mensa, and six other Commissioners of the election management body by some five Ghanaians, has been thrown out by an Accra High Court on Thursday, 11 July 2019...


A contempt case instituted against the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Jean Mensa, and six other Commissioners of the election management body by some five Ghanaians, has been thrown out by an Accra High Court on Thursday, 11 July 2019.

The Commissioners were sued for non-implementation of the Representative of the Peoples Amendment Act (ROPAA), Act 699 eleven years after it was passed.

The plaintiffs argued in court that the EC deliberately failed to implement the ROPAA, a situation they said robbed them of the opportunity to vote in three general elections (2008, 2012 and 2016) and other public elections.

They also told the court that it was discriminatory for the EC to continue to register a category of Ghanaian citizens studying abroad or working in Ghana’s missions/embassies outside to vote in public elections and referenda without including them.

But the court, without giving any reasons, dismissed the suit and asked the plaintiffs to apply to the Court Registrar for its full decision.

Source: Ghana/ClassFMonline.com/91.3FM



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