Political pressure group, the Let My Vote Count Alliance has stated that the Electoral Commission (EC) is creating an atmosphere for electoral violence by stating that it would not delete names of NHIS registrants from the voters' register.
The Supreme Court had ordered the EC to delete the names of NHIS registrants from the register, but the commission, in a statement issued on Thursday, said it would not delete those names because that was not its understanding of the ruling
The Electoral Commission in a statement said names of persons who registered with National Health Insurance cards would not be deleted from the electoral roll.
The commission said it would rather conduct an audit to remove deceased registered voters, multiple registrants (with the help of the AFIS software), alleged minors and non-Ghanaians based on the production of evidence.
The EC’s remark has drawn condemnation from some members of the public, with Abu Ramadan, the plaintiff who secured the ruling at the Supreme Court, threatening to sue all commissioners of the commission.
In a reaction, convener of the group, David Asante, told Accra-based Adom FM that the EC was being disrespectful of the Supreme Court and disregarding its order as part of efforts to favour the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).
“Is the EC telling us they need extra sense to understand the Supreme Court ruling? They are just doing this to plunge this country into chaos,” he said.
Asante said the LMVCA would resort to legal means to ensure the EC complied with the ruling of the Court.