There is heavy security at the premises of the Supreme Court ahead of the verdict in the case between the NDC and the Electoral Commission (EC) on the voters’ register.
The visible security presence is to prevent any confrontation that might arise as a result of the verdict the apex court might arrive at.
Led by Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Mr. Kwasi Ofori, the officers have taken post at all entrances to the court complex as well entrances to the courtroom itself.
The NDC has invoked the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court to interpret the constitution with a case that it was unconstitutional for the EC to reject an existing voters ID as a prerequisite for the upcoming voter registration exercise.
It is the contention of the NDC that it is unconstitutional for the EC to reject an existing voter ID as it will disenfranchise many Ghanaians which is a violation of Article 42 of the 1992 Constitution.
The NDC further argues that per Article 45 of the 1992 Constitution the EC can only compile a voter registration once and periodically revise it.