Angry residents surrounded the Electoral Commission (EC)’s office in Cape Coast on Monday threatening to halt the on-going exercise to re-register National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) registrants whose names were deleted. The exercise, which commenced on Monday, is to enable NHIS registrants whose names were expunged from the electoral roll in accordance with a court order to be re-registered. The angry mob accused the EC of scheming to disenfranchise them by deleting their names as part of NHIS registrants even when they never registered with the NHIS cards in 2012. They demanded answers from the regional officials.
The EC has rolled out the voters’ exhibition exercise alongside the re-registration of deleted NHIS registrants Monday, July 18.
Re-registration of deleted NHIS registrants follows a Supreme Court (SC)’s ruling in a suit filed by a former National Youth Organiser of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Abu Ramadan and Evans Nimako in which they challenged the credibility of the electoral roll.