Flagbearer of the Opposition National Democratic Congress, Mr. John Dramani Mahama has reacted to the ruling by the Supreme Court on the compilation of a New Voter register for the conduct of the 2020 Elections.
He has expressed dissatisfaction in the ruling of the Supreme Court, indicating the party disagrees with the decision of the seven panel members of the Supreme Court. He says the NDC is disappointed in the ruling.
He however urged Ghanaians to go out in their numbers to register and exercise their franchise in the 2020 elections.
“The supreme court gave its ruling in case brought by the NDC against the EC over its decision to compile a new voter register. Despite the genuine reasons we gave, the court has excluded the existing ID as proof of citizenship for the for the compilation of the new register. We disagree with the court with this outcome. Our Legal team is examining the decision,” he indicated in a live broadcast a while ago.
He expressed dissatisfaction in the Electoral Commission’s current posture indicating, the commission has allowed itself to be used by the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP). In May this year, the main Opposition Party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) through its lawyers sued the Electoral Commission of Ghana at the Supreme Court on a decision by the commission to compile a new voter register.
The NDC had made several arguments on why the Electoral Commission must not be allowed to compile the new voter register. One of its numerous arguments was the fact that the exercise is unnecessary and will involve a lot of money.
The NDC prayed the court to stop the commission from compiling the new register and subsequently asked the court to allow the commission include the existing voter ID card as a proof of citizenship, should it go ahead to compile the new voters register.
After the first hearing in court, the NDC decided to drop the suit imploring the court to stop the commission from compiling the new register.
The case which was left in contention was for the court to compel the commission allow Ghanaians to use the existing ID card as a proof of citizenship for the registration