The Supreme Court has directed the EC to clean the voters register by deleting the names of persons who were registered unconstitutionally in 2012.
This means all persons who registered to partake in the 2012 elections with National Health Insurance (NHIS) cards will have their names deleted. Also to be deleted from the register are the names of deceased persons and minors.
The Court, in a unanimous decision, however, gave the chance to those who will be disenfranchised due to the new directive to re-register.Â
The court, according to Graphic Online, however declined to declare the current voters register null, void and unconstitutional as had been sought by former Youth Organizer of the Peopleâ€™s National Convention (PNC), Abu Ramadan who also wanted the Supreme Court to compel the EC to compile a new voters register.