Social media users have been reacting to the Supreme Court’s ruling which paved way for the compilation of a new voters register.
The Court in its ruling said the compilation should be done with on the lines of the existing law; C.I. 126 which makes the Ghana card and Ghanaians Passport the only primary documents to be accepted for the registration.
Eligible voters without the two documents must find guarantors.
The Court’s orders initially created confusion among the public with both parties in the NDC’s General Secretary Asiedu Nketiah, claiming the court ordered for old voters’ ID to be accepted.
One Judgement with multiple interpretations. Indeed the Judges spoke with Supreme Wisdom.— Sekunde💭 🇬🇭 (@Kofi_Phanteboi) June 25, 2020
This is however, not the case.
After saying that the EC can go ahead without hindrance to use the law for voter registration, CI 126 (2020), the Supreme Court gave the ff consequential orders. pic.twitter.com/YkNXr0lma6— Gabby Otchere-Darko (@GabbyDarko) June 25, 2020
On 30th of June, 2020, carry you Ghana Card or Passport to go to the registration centers. Those are the only 2 documents to be accepted by the EC as proof of qualification to register for a Voter ID.— Rex (@RexOmarrr) June 25, 2020
This compilation of a new register may be blessing for the NDC more than the NPP. There are thousands of disappointed people who will not register for this new card due to failed promises.— Hope (@abu_platini) June 25, 2020
— Elton Brobbey (@EltonBrobbey) June 25, 2020