Financial analyst Sidney Casely-Hayford has poked holes in the Electoral Commission’s confidence that they have fully complied with the Supreme Court order to weed out voters who registered with National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) id cards.
Casely-Hayford, speaking on Citi Fm Saturday, said that he registered with his NHIS card, but remains on the rolls.
According to him, he is considered by the commission as a duly registered and verified voter, which means they have flaws in their system.
“I verified and I am registered. This is just proving categorically to tell you that it (the list of NHIS voters from the EC) is not accurate. I used an NHIS card [to register] and I have not been taken off,” he told show host Umaru Sanda.
The Commission, on the order of the Supreme Court, purged thousands of registered voters from the rolls for using the cards to register, which the Court considered unsuitable to determine Ghanaian citizenship, since foreigners here can also apply for the card.
The Commission complied, and is currently carrying out a verification and registration exercise for those purged. However, it seems the confidence with which they told the courts they could determine exactly who registered with what has been undermined if Sidney’s assertion is true.
“It is more likely for the EC to be wrong than for me to remember that I did not use an NHIS card to register.” he said, when asked how sure he was.
A commission spokespersons said they would look into the issue.