Did Mahama Forsaw Supreme Court Ruling As He Urged Ghanaians To Turn Up For New Voters’ ID?
The Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress ( NDC) and the party were bent on preventing the Electoral Commission from compiling the new voters register. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
They filed a law suit against against the Electoral Commission at the Supreme Court in order for the court to prevent the Electoral Commission from moving on with its decision. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Now the flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has urged Ghanaians to come out in their numbers and register for the new voter’s identity card.
According to the flagbearer, the active participation in the exercise will be the only way to channel the disappointment in the Supreme Court’s ruling.
Mahama made his first statement on June 23rd 2020 when he was speaking during a community engagement at the Tongor area of South Dayi in the Volta Region. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
The NDC flagbearer urged the Chiefs and people to use their influence to encourage the citizenry to register in whatever registration the Supreme Court allows the EC to conduct in order to exercise their franchise on December 7, 2020.
Did Mahama forsaw that the Supreme Court will permit the Electoral Commission to go ahead and compile new register? View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
He made the second call while addressing a news conference after the verdict on Thursday ahead of the exercise on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 after the Supreme Court announce it verdict between the NDC and the Electoral Commission.
He said,“We are disappointed in the ruling of the Supreme Court but I will urge all those with passports and Ghana cards to go and register and encourage others to do so.” View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
He was of the view that the move to exclude existing voter identity card in securing a new one was to secure the governing party re-election which will not happen. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
He further argued the move was a mark of a desperate leader who has failed the people, adding that Ghanaians need to vote such a government out of power. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
However, the court on Thursday, in a unanimous decision, ruled that the EC has the power to compile a new Voters Register.
The court in its decision held that the EC is an independent body and will only be directed by the court if it acts contrary to law.