Lawyer for the two politicians who obtained a Supreme Court judgment on the electoral roll says they may go back to the Court to seek clarity on some aspects of the judgment requiring cleaning of the Voters' Register.
Speaking on Joy FM and MultiTV's news analysis programme, Newsfile on Saturday, Nana Asante Bediatuo said the clarity might be necessary because the judgement is being misinterpreted by many.
On Thursday, May 5, the Supreme Court ordered the Electoral Commission to delete from the electoral roll names of persons who have not established qualification to be on the register. This includes deceased persons, minors, and persons who registered with NHIA cards.
Some have argued the court did not order the removal of names of persons who registered with the NHIA cards from the electoral roll.
But Nana Asante Bediatuo said his clients – Abu Ramadan and Evans Nimako – did not seek the deletion of names of persons who registered with NHIA card but it sought the deletion of ineligible persons from the roll, and that is what the court has granted.
The EC in its response after receiving a certified copy of the judgement said amongst other things that it would use the exhibition process to clean the register.
The Commission noted that in accordance with the provisions of CI 91, Registered Voters will be given the opportunity to verify their registration details at all polling centres nationwide with the use of verification machines.
But the lawyer said the exhibition processes that the EC intends to use will not be enough to clean the register as ordered by the court.
In his view, "all of us should show up and all of us should use the verification to verify our presence and then establish our eligibility to remain on the register. Otherwise, the process that they describe I'm afraid will not end up removing ineligible people unless it is mandatory of all of us (Ghanaians)."
He indicated that if someone registered with an NHIA card and does not show up at the exhibition centres, then their names will still be on the roll.
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