Chief Justice (CJ) Kwasi Anin Yeboah has said Ghana’s judges have received sufficient training in order to speedily handle any disputes that may arise during and after the upcoming general elections.
The CJ was speaking at the launch of a revised Election Adjudication Manual on Tuesday, 24 November 2020.
Justice Anin Yeboah indicated that the Judiciary will approach all disputes that may arise from the December polls with professionalism.
The CJ noted: “As we prepare for the 2020 elections, I wish to assure the good people of Ghana of the thoroughness, the professionalism and the patriotism with which we approach and dispense our duties. That will never change”.
“As part of our preparations for the 2020 elections, our judges have sufficient training to better improve their capacity in handling disputes that might emerge after these elections.”
He further noted that there has been sensitisation among the judges to enable them “approach electoral disputes expeditiously.”
He was also confident that the judges will make use of the additional skills they have acquired in the determination of electoral disputes if any arises.
Justice Anin Yeboah stated: “I am hopeful that our judges will bring these added skills to bear in the determination of disputes, which may arrive after the elections.”
Meanwhile, the High Court will, on Monday, 30 November 2020, hear the case of Mr Marricke Gane, who was disqualified from the presidential race.
The independent candidate is in court to challenge his disqualification by the Electoral Commission on grounds of forgery.
The EC asserted that the signatures on Mr Gane’s nomination forms were forged.
It referred the matter to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Police Service for further investigations.