Give reasons why old voters ID is not part of identification for new register - Supreme Court to EC

Give reasons why old voters ID is not part of identification for new register - Supreme Court to EC

- The NDC filed suit against the EC for refusing to accept the old voters' ID as a basis for identification

- The Supreme Court has however asked the EC) to give legal reasons why the old voters' register was refused

- The Electoral Commission has up until Monday, June 8, 2020, to do so.

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The Supreme Court has asked the Electoral Commission to give legal reasons why the old voters' ID card was refused as a form of identification for the new voter's registration exercise.

The old voter's ID card which is known as legal or true identification has been refused as a form of identification in order to get a new voters ID.

According to a report filed by Graphic Online, per the orders of the court, the EC is expected to provide the legal basis for which the old voters' ID was refused by the EC.

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A seven-member panel of the Supreme Court presided over by the Chief Justice, Justice Anin Yeboah, gave the order Thursday, June 4, 2020.

The Electoral Commission has up until Monday, June 8, 2020, to do so.

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC ), filed suit against the EC for refusing to accept the old voters' ID as basis for identification.

The NDC claimed it is unconstitutional for the EC to reject an existing voter ID as it will disenfranchise many Ghanaians which is a violation of Article 42 of the 1992 Constitution.

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Meanwhile, former president John Agyekum Kufuor has openly supported the compilation of a new voters' register for the upcoming December 2020 general elections.

According to Kufuor, most people on the register got onto it using dubious means to get their identification cards (ID).

Speaking on the issue on Onua TV’s Maakye, the former president said, the dubious means make the voters' register unclean.

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