The Supreme Court is expected to pass its judgement in the case brought before it by the National Democratic Congress (NDC), in which the party is challenging the exclusion of the existing voter ID card from the list of documents needed to register to vote to Thursday, January 25, 2020.
The highest court of the land was initially scheduled to pass its judgement on June 23, 2020. The Court will also pronounce on whether Ghana’s election management body can compile an electoral roll more than once.
The Lawyer for the NDC, Godwin Edudzi Tamakloe, on the question of the existing voter ID Card in Court, questioned the factual basis of the Electoral Commission’s assertion that over 12 million voters enrolled onto the current register without any form of identification; the basis upon which it is seeking to compile an entirely new register.
The Supreme Court had earlier dismissed an application filed by policy think-tank IMANI Africa and some other civil society groups seeking to be considered as friends of the court in the ongoing case, saying that the CSO’s have failed to demonstrate neutrality.