Abu Ramadan Mulls Over Another Court Action Against EC

ONE OF those who challenged the Electoral Commission (EC)’s use of National Health Issurance Scheme (NHIS) card for voter registration at the Supreme Court and secured a favourable ruling is thinking of dragging the Commission to court again.

Abu Ramadan, who is a former General Secretary of the People’s National Convention (PNC), says he is in talks with his legal team to challenge the Commission’s list of some 56,000 names it says registered with the health insurance card.

In response to a Supreme Court order, the Commission on Thursday published a list of 56,772 names it has expunged from the voter’s register.

The Court gave the order after upholding Abu Ramadan and Evans Nimako’s argument that the use of NHIS card for registration was unconstitutional.
The apex court agreed with the duo when they argued that the use of NHIS card would allow aliens to vote during Presidential and Parliamentary elections in the country.

Speaking on Top Story on Joy FM, Friday Abu Ramadan says the number of names submitted and errors in the list presented by the elections management body makes it difficult to accept.

Madam Charlotte Osei, Electoral Commissioner“We may go back to court to debate the numbers,” he told Top Story host, Evans Mensah, Friday.

He said the list contains what appears to be car numbers and telephone numbers, a claim pro-opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) group Let My Vote Count Alliance (LMVCA) has said many times.

LMVCA says it has evidence that the list presented by the EC is forged although the group is yet to make their evidence known.

National Youth Organiser of NPP Sammy Awuku, who was also on the programme says the EC’s posture towards efforts to secure a clean voter’s register could prove problematic during elections later this year.

“The EC is toying with future of Ghana,” Sammy Awuku lamented.

However, Head of Elections for the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, said his party’s main concern is for those whose names have been deleted from the current electoral roll get the chance to re-register.


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