Breakdown of NHIS card registrants for 7 regions
A total of 28, 120 people from seven regions who registered with the National Health Insurance cards ahead of the 2012 elections would be submitted to the Supreme Court by the Electoral Commission today.
In an exclusive list of the seven regions obtained by Starrfmonline.com, Central region which is considered a swing region had 14,000 people registering with NHIS cards in 2012.
Ashanti region, the stronghold of the opposition New Patriotic Party had 7,106 NHIS card registrants while the Volta region, the stronghold of the governing National Democratic Congress had 3,884 NHIS registrants.
The Eastern region recorded 2, 383, Northern region 301, Upper East 193 and the Upper West regions 253 NHIS card registrants.
Starrfmonline.com is yet to obtain the list from the Brong Ahafo, Western and Greater Accra regions.
The order by the Supreme Court for the EC to submit the list of NHIS card registrants follows the interpretation-confusion that ensued between the electoral commission and Abu Ramadan, the plaintiff who went to court to seek interpretation of the legality or otherwise of such names in the electoral roll.
Ramadan therefore went to court to seek clarification on the initial judgment that asked the EC to take steps to remove names of NHIS registrants from the register.
Although there are concerns that the EC cannot provide all the names due to the short requirement notice, the election management body has given the assurance it will provide the full list to the court today.