- John Mahama has spoken about the Supreme Court's ruling on Thursday, June 25
- The NDC flagberer said the party disagrees with the court's ruling on the compilation of the voters' register
- The Supreme Court in a unanimous decision ruled that the Electoral Commission has the power to compile a new register
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The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress( NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has been speaking about the ruling of the Supreme Court on the compilation of the new voters' register by the Electoral Commission.
Reacting to the apex court’s ruling, the former president said the NDC as a political party was “deeply disappointed”.
On Thursday, June 25, 2020, the Supreme Court of Ghana dismissed two suits that were seeking the use of the existing voter identification card and birth certificates as the source documents for the upcoming voter registration exercise.
But a seven-member panel of the highest court dismissed the case by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) which wanted an order for the use of the existing voter ID card and one Mark Takyi-Benson, who wanted the use of a birth certificate as source documents for eligibility to register as a voter.
The court’s decision led the NDC’s leader to share his sentiments over the ruling in a Facebook Live session.
YEN.com.gh has listed three key things former president John Mahama said during his address:
1. EC willing tool for NPP's diabolical agenda to "disenfranchise" Ghanaians – Mahama
The former president accused the Electoral Commission of making itself a “willing tool” for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) to execute a “diabolical” agenda to disenfranchise Ghanaians who the party suspects will vote against it in the December 7, 2020 polls.
2. No politically-engineered voter roll can save NPP's “failed” government from defeat – Mahama
John Mahama also opined that with or without a new register of voters, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will defeat the “failed” Akufo-Addo government because the people of Ghana will not allow the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and its co-conspirator, the Electoral Commission (EC), to steal the right to vote from ordinary Ghanaians through a “politically-engineered” new voter roll meant to exclude a large number of citizens from the upcoming December elections.
3. The NDC is deeply disappointed and strongly disagrees with the SC’s verdict – Mahama
Former president John Mahama said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) “strongly” disagreed with the “disappointing” verdict of the Supreme Court in the party’s case against the Electoral Commission.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Ghana’s apex court ruled that the current voter ID card and birth certificates are not permissible as proof of identity in the Electoral Commission’s upcoming registration exercise.
The ruling by the SC also means all other actions taken against EC on the voter registration exercise are halted.
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