Last week, the Electoral Commission (EC) submitted a list of 56,000 names of such voters to the Supreme Court upon an order to do so within six days following a return to the same court by plaintiffs Abu Ramadan and Evans Nimako to seek clarification of the court’s May 5 ruling, which was subjected to several interpretations by the parties involved in the matter.
The court on May 5 directed the EC to delete from the register of voters the names of the dead, minors, as well as all voters who registered using their NHIS cards as a national ID. The same court had ruled almost two years ago that the NHIS cards were invalid for voter registration.
The plaintiffs and their lawyers contested the validity of the list, saying there needs to have been more than 56,000 of such registrants. They described the list as fake and fictitious.
The apex court asked them to submit their objections on Monday July 4, an order which has been complied with, thus paving the way for a decision to be made today by the highest court.