Supreme Court orders EC to delete 56,739 NHIS registrants

Supreme Court orders EC to delete 56,739 NHIS registrants

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the Electoral Commission (EC) to delete the names of 56,739 people the commission says registered  for the 2012 elections with National Health Insurance cards.

In its ruling, the court said that other people whose names were not submitted to court but had registered with NHIS cards should also be deleted.

The court asked the commission to inform the affected people before deleting their names from the register and then take steps to re-register them.

The legal team of former PNC organiser, Abu Ramadan, had questioned the accuracy of the list of 56,739 NHIS card registrants provided by the EC, arguing that the figure was too low.

But the court declined to go into the accusations, saying that it could bring up issues that were not captured in its earlier judgement.

 

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