Supreme Court ruling to use old voter ID card will only amend C.I. 126 - Amaliba

BY PEACE FM - Jun 16, 2020 at 2:17pm 100

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Lawyer Abraham Amaliba, Director of Legal Affairs of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) says there will be no need for C.I. 126 to go back to Parliament should the Supreme Court ruling go in their favour.

The C.I. 126, which was passed by Parliament makes the Ghana Card and the Ghanaian passport the only legal identification documents for registering people in the new biometric voters' register.

The NDC prior to this had gone to court requesting that the EC includes the existing voter’s ID card as proof to enable Ghanaians to register in the exercise slated for June 30.

The opposition party initially took two reliefs to court; to stop the EC from going ahead with the compilation of the new voters' register and the inclusion of the Voter's ID card as proof of eligibility but they were asked to choose one and they chose the latter.

The court adjourned proceedings to June 23 to deliver its judgement.

Speaking to this in an interview on Neat FM's 'Me Man Nti' programme, lawyer Amaliba said a Supreme Court judgment will only amend C.I. 126.

"The Supreme Court ruling will be like an amendment to the C.I . . . it won’t have to go back to Parliament," he stated.