Voters’ register: 96k of NHIS registrants in Ashanti region – Ephson

Pollster Ben Ephson has revealed that about ninety-six thousands of the people who registered with the National Health Insurance card ahead of the 2012 elections are in the Ashanti region.

According to him, over 42,000 of such registrations are in the Greater Accra region whereas 10,000 and 32,000 are in the Volta and Eastern regions respectively.

Ephson who says he is yet to complete work on the other six regions told StarrFMonline.com the statistics, as they stand now, makes it difficult to appreciate why any political party will jubilate over the ruling of the Supreme Court regarding the voters register.

A Supreme Court ruling on Thursday instructed the election management body to immediately clean the voters’ register before the 2016 general elections.

The court held that names of people who registered with the National Health Insurance Card must be deleted from the register but be afforded the opportunity to register again, if they qualify.http://ghanapoliticsonline.com

The ruling follows a suit filed by former PNC youth organiser Abu Ramada challenging the validity of the current voters register.

Ramadan contends that the current register is compromised and cannot be used for the 2016 general elections.

He wanted the court to declare the register null and void and order a validation of all registered voters.

Meanwhile, the EC has said measures are already underway to clean the register.


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