The Electoral Commission (EC) is yet to complete the deletion of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) card registrants from the Voters’ Register.
The EC has published the full list of NHIS card registrants that have been expunged from the electoral roll.
The Commission, last week, announced it has deleted the names of some 56,772. However, in the list the EC captured 56,900 names of NHIS card registrants.
The deletion of the NHIS card registrants is in conformity with a directive by the Supreme Court following a protracted impasse over the credibility of the voters register ahead of the 2016 elections.
But Kasapafmonline.com is reliably informed that the exercise is yet to be completed.
Chairperson of the EC, Charlotte Osei, is reported to have told the Select Committee on Constitution, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs when they met last week over the Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2016 that although her outfit has deleted the NHIS card registrants from the soft copy of the Voters’ Register, it was yet to do so from the hard copy “in order to fully comply with the Supreme Court Order”.
The EC boss, this website understands, further told the Committee that the names would be flagged on the hard copy during its exhibition, “so that affected persons can identify their names and be taken through the procedure for re-registration for their names to be added to the final Register, in line with the Order of the Court”.