And so to all opposition groups, the EC cleans voters register during the exhibition exercise
Good news to all agitators! The Electoral commission has finally set out time for the cleaning of the current voters register, which has stirred up controversy among political stakeholders. The EC has said it will clean the voters’ register during exhibition exercise in July.
According to Amadu Sulley, the deputy Commissioner in-charge of the commission’s Operations who made this assertion, the exhibition process will help produce a credible register. The New Patriotic Party (NPP) as well as other opposition pressure groups, have in the past staged protests against the possible usage of the current register in the coming elections.
On to the most important part of the news; Mr Sulley stated the exact date of the exhibition exercise to be 18th of July up till the 7th of August. And so to all opposition groups, the EC cleans voters register during the exhibition exercise come July.
Following the EC’s reluctance towards carrying out the Supreme court order of deleting names of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) registrants, from the current register, the commission has come under massive back-lash from different political stakeholders.
The order came after a former National Youth Organizer of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Abu Ramadan, and one Evans Nimako filed a suit at the apex court demanding the nullification of the current register, as it contains lots of ineligible registrants. In its ruling, the court had ordered the EC to delete names of deceased persons as well as ineligible persons whose names are on the register.
However, there had been discrepancies between the court’s ruling and the EC’s interpretation of it, leading to the commission’s delayed implementation of the cleaning exercise. With Mr. Sulley’s assertion, the voters’ register agitators should be looking forward to the exhibition exercise for the cleaning or editing (as the case may be) of the current one.