The Akufo-Addo Jane Mensah EC is best described as institutional congenital liar, and should be made to face the law for poor compilation of the New Voters Registration exercise.
The Electoral Commission said the 2016 voters register was bloated and over stretched, and that the 2016 voter register could not be used to vote for the 2020 general elections.
The Gallant Cadres of NDC is of the view the Electoral Commission of Ghana must be subjected to a probe over its claim of double registration in just ended voter registration exercise which cost the State millions of dollars. The Electoral commission should not be left out in such reduplication exercise alone.
The EC says it has noted that the total number of registrants for this year’s voter register has surpassed the 2016 voter register.
How the tax payers’ money was spent in compiling a new voters register for the 2020 election, buy new machines, materials for the entire registration process after spending millions of Ghana Cedis On A New Register only for the Jane Mensah EC to inaugurate a 16-member Committee to clean up the New Voter Register.
According to the New Patriotic Party and EC Togolese and Voltarians conspire to bloat the voter roll. Hence the need for a new one. Gallant Cadres of NDC remember “the ECOWAS Register” This EC can not say it did not argue the old voter register was bloated. Very sad evelopment for the people of Ghana.
The adjudicated committee, according to the EC would help expunge the names of multiple registrants from the new voters Register This 16-member multi-stakeholder committee which was inaugurated by the Chairperson of the EC, Mrs Jean Mensa, in Accra Wednesday [August 5, 2020], will be required to manually determine the eligibility of persons who have been flagged for multiple registration through the de-duplication process to be on the voter roll. How did these duplicant registrants got their way into the biometric register?
Chaired by the Deputy Chairman of the EC in charge of Operations, Mr Samuel Tettey, the committee has six other officials of the EC; five representatives of political parties and four civil society organisations (CSOs) as its members.
Gallant Cadres of NDC think the de duplication exercise is an attempt for voter suppression and disenfranchism. Why would the EC remove names that do not sound Ghanaian to the real owners of Ghana, and then expunge these names of supposedly multiple registrants from the voter register.
The de deplication process manually is just to Disenfranchise Ghanaians. The EC claimed that the 2016 voters Register was bloated but it seems according to the EC, the compilation of the New Voters Register has high numbers. Hence the feign believe of the EC that there were multiple registration of some registrants.
Political parties with representation on the committee are the New Patriotic Party (NPP), the National Democratic Congress (NDC), the Convention People’s Party (CPP), the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) and the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG).
According to the EC, the committee would deal with cases that concern persons who have different facial features but have some of their biometric features (fingerprints) matching other people’s. Did EC capture persons with different facial features?
The mass voter registration exercise which started on June 31, ended Thursday [August 6, 2020], but the EC Chairperson said per its data, it was expecting that 16.5 million people to be registered. This figure is 1. 5 million more than the projected 15 million eligible Ghanaians.
Gallant Cadres of NDC caution EC not to remove names of Ghanaians especially those that do not sound Ghanaian to please real owners of Ghana.
Source: Ghana | GhanaNewsPage.com William Kabutey