Voters’ register judgment: We’ll meet June 29 deadline – EC


The Electoral Commission has given the assurance it will meet the June 29 deadline given them by the Supreme Court to submit the full list of all individuals who registered with NHIS cards in 2012.

The Supreme Court in a bid to give further interpretation to its May 5 judgment on the controversy regarding the voters’ register, has directed the EC to furnish it with a “comprehensive” list of all persons who registered with THE NHIS cards.

Additionally, the apex court directed the EC to develop a guideline on the specific processes and methods they intend to adopt in implementing the orders in the May 5 judgement on the voters register.

The orders follow the interpretation-confusion that ensued between the electoral commission and Abu Ramadan, the plaintiff who went to court to seek an interpretation of the legality or otherwise of such names in the electoral roll.

Reacting to the directives by the court, the PRO of the EC Eric Dzakpasu told Starr News the orders will not affect its calendar for the November polls.

“… I am not sure it affects our plan; we have been given a deadline and come that deadline, we will meet it. There are internal mechanisms to deal with the issue, and definitely, we will meet that deadline. We will just compile the list and meet the Supreme Court with it,” he said.

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