We are already cleaning voters' register - EC

We are already cleaning voters' register - EC

The Electoral Commission (EC) says it began cleaning the voters register even before the Supreme Court ordered it on Thursday to do that.

The court ordered the EC to expunge names of persons who registered using the National Health Insurance Scheme card as a proof of identity from the current register register.

It also demanded that the register be rid of names of dead people.

Reacting to the ruling, a deputy commissioner of the commission, Georgina Opoku Amankwah, said although the commission was yet to obtain a copy of the ruling, measures were underway to comply with the order of the court.

“The EC is yet to get a copy of the ruling to study. So we will obtain one and study the details but the good thing is that, we have already put in place a program and doing what the ruling is asking,” she told the media.

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The Supreme Court ruling followed a suit by a former national youth organiser of the People’s National Convention, Abu Ramadan, challenging the validity of the voters' register.

Mr Ramadan had claimed that the register was compromised and unsuitable to be used for the 2016 general elections.

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

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