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Lawyer: Abu Ramadan may return to court over register if…

Lawyers for the two people who sued the Electoral Commission over the credibility of the voters’ register are threatening to go back to the Supreme Court if the Commission does not spell out how it intends to implement the ruling.

The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the EC should delete names of all persons on the electoral roll who registered with the National Health Insurance card.

Following the ruling, the EC has explained that it is already in the process of taking steps to implement the recommendations.

But speaking to Citi News, lead counsel for the plaintiffs, Nana Asante Bediatuo, said they will be forced to go back to the Court if the EC proves lackadaisical in implementing the orders.

He explained that the EC told the Supreme Court that it “can identify the number of people who used the NHIS card by looking at the form 1As.”

“So if the court now gives an order that you should go and delete the names of those people and give them an opportunity to re-register that should not be difficult at all,” Asante Bediatuo stated.

He said the EC as a constitutional body must be seen to be honest.

“…You say you can find those names, but we would want it to be in a process that can be verified by the plaintiffs because it’s their case and whatever steps they are taking, we would want to know and to ascertain whether those steps vindicate and comply with the court’s orders.”

“…They may write back to us and say this is what we are going to do and when my clients are satisfied that the steps they are taking will achieve the desired end, then we don’t have a problem otherwise we will enforce the court’s orders,” the lawyer added.

Source: citifmonline.com

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