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Voters' Register: We are disappointed and disagree with the court - Mahama

The  presidential candidate of  the largest opposition party, NDC says the party disagrees with the  Supreme Court's ruling on the compilation of a new voters' register for the December pools. 

We are disappointed and we disagree with the Court -Manama

At a press briefing after a seven-member  panel gave the Electoral Commission the greenlight to compile a new electoral roll, the former president said his party is dissatisfied with the ruling.

“Despite the well-reasoned reliefs we sought, the apex court of our land has given a leeway for the Electoral Commission to go ahead with the exclusion of the existing voter identification card from the list of identification requirement for the registration of the new register....", he said

“We are deeply disappointed and we sternly disagree with the court over this outcome which has confounded many legal experts and indeed has thrown the whole country into a state of confusion,” he added

The Commission in it's legal arguments says the existing voter's register which was compiled in 2012 and has since been revised by limited exercises has been held by the apex court has not been reasonably credible. 
The court in it's decision held that the EC is an independent body and will only be directed by the court if it acts contrary to the law.
Former President Mahama said had hoped that the ruling will be different.

However, while they await the full reasons for the judgement the party's legal team is examining the decision. 

The former president nonetheless said “it is also worrying that the court deferred the reasons for its decision to the 15 July, a date by which time the EC would have been two weeks into the said registration exercise.”

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