The Supreme Court premises was Thursday morning taken over by high security officers ahead of the hearing of the case between the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) regarding the use of the old voters’ ID cards in compiling a new voter register.
The NDC went to the apex court to challenge the EC on its decision to exclude the use of the existing voter’s ID cards as an identification for compiling a new voter register.
The Supreme Court asked the EC to justify its decision in law by providing legal basis, which was done Tuesday.
The Thursday hearing will have both parties argue their cases and our court correspondent, Godfred Tanaam, says security at the Court’s premises is tight, a scene unusual on normal days.
It is immediately unclear why the high security presence, but considering the high political interest in the matter, it can reasonably be inferred.