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Politics of Thursday, 25 June 2020


Existing voter ID unacceptable for new EC registration

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The Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) will compile a new voter register without accepting the existing ID cards, can confirm.

This was contained in the judgement delivered by the Supreme Court on Thursday, June 25.

There was confusion following the judgement as the plaintiff, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), claimed that its relief to stop the EC from rejecting the existing voter ID cards has been granted.

Its General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, told journalists at the forecourt of the Supreme Court that his party feels “vindicated” by the judgement.

But same document sighted by indicated that the Supreme Court was unanimous in its decision to dismiss all but one relief of the NDC.

The EC has thus been asked to compile the new register as per the constitutional instrument (CI) 126.

The Commission has already conducted a pilot exercise of the registration and indicated its “satisfaction” with it.

It has scheduled to start the nationwide exercise on Tuesday, June 30 and end on Thursday, August 6.