A Supreme Court judge hearing the application for an interim injunction to prevent Parliament from passing the controversial CI78 to give legal backing to some 45 new constituencies has set September 19 to give his ruling.
This follows preliminary arguments by lawyers of the plaintiff Ransford France and those of the Electoral Commission as well as the Attorney General.
France, a private citizen was seeking the interim injunction pending hearing of a substantive suit he filed challenging the constitutionality of the CI which is currently before Parliament.
Joy News’ Sammy Darko who was in court reported counsel for the plaintiff as saying that the EC breached the law in laying the CI before Parliament.
He prayed the court to restrain Parliament from sitting on the case until his substantive case is heard.
But lawyers for the EC dismissed the claims by the plaintiff.
They argued the EC did not violate any law in laying the CI, adding any attempt by the court to grant the wish of the plaintiff will scuttle efforts by the EC to organize a free and fair elections in December.
The lawyers argued time is of essence and the court must not make it any worse by granting the wish of the plaintiff.
The Attorney General who is also a second respondent on the case agreed with the arguements of the EC.
The judge will give his ruling on September 19.