AG files motion to call case against delimitation Gazette
November 27, 2017 04:26 pm
The Attorney General today submitted a motion with the Court of Appeal requesting to call the petition, filed against the delimitation Gazette notification, on November 30.
A stay order had been issued preventing the implementation of the Gazette notification, when the petition seeking to invalidate the Gazette notification issued on the Demarcation of wards of Local Authorities was taken up by the Appeals Court on November 22.
The petition was scheduled to be taken up again on December 04.
The motion states that the Elections Commission has decided to hold elections for 93 Local Government bodies, which have no legal dispute.
Pointing out that the stay order has prevented elections being held for a large number of local government institutions, the Chairman of the Elections Commission states that this affects the people’s right to exercise their franchise.
Therefore the Attorney General, in his motion, requests that the case be called on November 30 in order to submit relevant facts to hold the election as soon as possible.