- NDC has reportedly sued the Electoral Commission over their attempt to compile a new voters’ register
- The NDC believes the EC lacks the power to go ahead with its plans to compile the register
- The NDC is, however, demanding the EC to rescind its decision to use the old voter ID cards as registration proof
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The National Democratic Congress has sued the Electoral Commission over its attempt to compile a new voters’ register ahead of the 2020 general elections.
According to them, the EC lacks the power to compile the electoral roll.
The NDC is demanding the EC to halt its decision to use the old voter ID cards as registration proof in the compilation of the new register.
The party said the existing voters' ID cards as proof of identification to enable a person register as a voter without any justification is unreasonable and not in tandem with Article 296 of the 1992 Constitution.
It said the action is baseless and in breach of the 1992 Constitution.
The EC, in December 2019, made public its plans to abandon its current biometric verification system and procure a new one that has a facial recognition technology.
In order news, the Electoral Commission on Tuesday, March 17, announced that the compilation of the new voters’ register will still come on despite the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the main electoral body, the compilation date will be shifted from the earlier announced date of April 18 to another date.
A statement signed by the acting director of public affairs for the Commission, Sylvia Annoh, noted that the compilation of the register has not been canceled like it's being peddled in a section of the media.
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