The Electoral Commission will today, Wednesday June 29, submit to the Supreme Court the list of all persons who registered with NHIS cards in 2012, as ordered by the court.
The order follows the interpretation-confusion that ensued between the electoral commission and Abu Ramadan, the plaintiff who went to court to seek interpretation of the legality or otherwise of such names in the electoral roll.
Ramadan therefore went to court to seek clarification on the initial judgement that asked the EC to take steps to remove names of NHIS registrants from the register.
Although there are concerns that the EC cannot provide all the names due to the short requirement notice, the election management body has given the assurance it will provide the full list to the court today.
“It is a complete deception for anyone to claim that the EC cannot compile a credible list of voters who registered using the NHIS card as a form of identification. Wherein lies the difficulty when the EC has the primary document? The Commission will fully satisfy the request of the apex court,” the commission wrote in a Facebook post.