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Existing voter ID unacceptable for new EC registration

Existing voter ID unacceptable for new EC registration

The Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) will not accept the existing voter ID cards as a proof of eligibility when it commences the compilation of a new voter register on the 30th of June, adacommunityonline.com can confirm.

This was contained in the judgement delivered by the Supreme Court on Thursday, June 25.

Confusion has emerged following the judgement as the plaintiff, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), claimed that its relief to stop the EC from rejecting the existing voter ID cards has been granted.

Its General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, told journalists immediately after the ruling at the forecourt of the Supreme Court that his party feels “vindicated” by the judgement.

However,  the ruling document sighted by adacommunityonline.com indicated that the Supreme Court was unanimous in its decision to dismiss all but one relief of the NDC.

The EC has therefore been given the all clear to compile the new register as per the constitutional instrument (CI) 126.

The EC has already conducted a pilot exercise of the registration and indicated its “satisfaction”, and thus scheduled to start the nationwide exercise on Tuesday, June 30 and end on Thursday, August 6.

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