Breaking: Supreme Court orders EC tocommence registration of new register

Breaking: Supreme Court orders EC tocommence registration of new register

- Supreme Court has in a unanimous decision ruled and directed the Electoral Commission to commence registration

-The court stated that any case filed against the EC's decision to compile the new voter's register has been nullified

- The Supreme court has not really stated whether the old voters' ID would be used as a form of identification

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Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that the Supreme Court has in a unanimous decision ruled and directed the Electoral Commission to commence registration as scheduled.

In its judgment, the court stated that any case filed against the EC's decision to compile the new voter's register has been nullified.

In a news item monitored by YEN.com.gh, on TV3, the Supreme court has not really stated whether the old voters' ID would be used as a form of identification.

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There is, however, confusion as to whether the Supreme Court has allowed for the usage of the old existing ID cards as a form of identification for the new register.

The General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah is said to have addressed pressmen that the Supreme Court has approved the usage of the old ID as a form of identification for the new voters' roll.

According to him, the court could not have gone back on its words to use the old register

It is, however, unclear whether the information from Asiedu Nketiah is credible or not since the court has not clearly stated the situation.

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Meanwhile, the Electoral Commission, in an earlier report carried by YEN.com.gh, stated the reasons why it would refuse the existing voters' ID as a form of identification for the upcoming mass voters' registration exercise.

The EC filed the basis at the Supreme Court on Monday, June 8, 2020.

In a report filed by the Graphic Online, the EC said anyone with the existent ID cannot be said to have met the constitutional requirement test of proving qualification.

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