Ghana’s Supreme Court has decided the Electoral Commission (EC) will compile a new voter register without accepting the existing ID cards.
This was revealed in the verdict delivered by the Apex Court on Thursday, June 25.
The court said in it’s judgement, “It is hereby ordered that all stakeholders and the Ghanaian eligible voters are directed to comply with Articles 42 and 45 of the constitution… in carrying out their constitutional mandate in the compilation of a new voters register.”
Article 42 of the constitution defines who is qualified to register to vote and states that: “Every citizen of Ghana of 18 years of age or above and of sound mind has the right to vote and is entitled to be registered as a voter for the purposes of public elections and referenda.”
Article 45 states the functions of the EC, which includes the compilation and revision of the voters register during periods “as may be determined by law.”
There had been earlier confusion between the Attorney General’s Office and the NDC on the ruling of the court.