Supreme Court rules on voters' register today

Supreme Court rules on voters' register today

The Supreme Court will decide today whether the Electoral Commission should use the existing voters' register for the November polls or develop a new one.

This comes after a former National Youth Organiser of the People’s National Convention, Abu Ramadan, filed a suit challenging the validity of the existing register.

Mr Ramadan, says the register is compromised and cannot be used for the 2016 general elections.

He, therefore, wants the court to declare the register null and void and order a validation of all registered voters.

Mr Ramadan’s case suffered a setback on Tuesday when the court dismissed his application for the submission of fresh evidence.

His lawyers had applied to introduce the evidence which suggested that the EC lied to the court.

The lawyer says they are in possession of a tape recording of Deputy EC chairpersons, Ahmadu Sulley and Georgina Opoku Amankwaah, admitting that it the commission could not determine who registered with the NHIS card and that its database captured no such information.

But the Supreme Court unanimously dismissed the application, making way for today’s ruling.

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