Casely-Hayford Supports New Register –

Sydney Casely-Hayford

Sydney
Casely-Hayford, a member of OccupyGhana, has said that the Electoral Commission
(EC) must compile a new register as a means of finally cleaning the electoral
roll.

The
integrity of the data for him is the most critical thing in the debate over
whether or not there must be a fresh compilation.

“This
is a serious opportunity for us to once and for all get the data in that
register corrected because there are too many things that have gone wrong,” he
said during an interview.

He
said he does not think that the current roll is clean in spite of the Supreme
Court order in 2016 to remove the names of persons who registered with the
National Health Insurance Scheme cards after a 2014 lawsuit by Abu Ramadan.

Concerns
were raised at the time that there were names of foreigners who registered with
the health insurance cards.

The
EC eventually removed 56,000 names from the register. “There is likelihood that
we still have people on the voters’ register with NHIA cards,” he added.

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