- The Supreme Court has ruled, giving the EC the green light to go ahead with the voter registration exercise
- A decision to compile a new voter roll has been met with fierce opposition from political parties, especially the NDC
- The NDC is, however, claiming the EC has ruled the old voters' ID card should be used by the EC for the registration process
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The Supreme Court of Ghana has ruled that the Electoral Commission can go ahead and register Ghanaians for the 2020 elections.
The court was presided over by Chief Justice, Kwesi Anin Yeboah, on 25 June.
The Supreme Court in its ruling stated that the Electoral Commission is an independent body that cannot be dictated by any individual or body.
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It is not clear if the Supreme Court’s ruling allows voters to use their old ID cards to register when the EC starts compiling the new register.
After the ruling, the NDC said the judgment went in their favour, hence Ghanaians can use the old ID cards for the registration.
The NDC’s General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, claimed the court ruled in their favour in an interview with the press after the ruling.
However, the Attorney General’s office also holds a different view of the Supreme Court’s ruling.
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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the NDC revealed plans to file a suit against the EC to prevent it from creating a new voters' register for the 2020 elections.
This follows a notice served by the EC to the effect that it will compile a new register ahead of the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections.
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