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Asiedu Nketia courts support for stance against voters’ registration requirements

The National Democratic Congress (NDC), the largest opposition party in the country, has called on all citizens to join the crusade to get the Electoral Commission (EC) to back down on using the Ghana Card as the primary document for the compilation of the new Voters’ Register.

The General Secretary of the NDC, who made the call at a press encounter in Tamale on Wednesday, said “the crusade on this matter must not be seen as NDC’s battle but a major concern for all citizens to fight for their rights”.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC), the largest opposition party in the country, has called on all citizens to join the crusade to get the Electoral Commission (EC) to back down on using the Ghana Card as the primary document for the compilation of the new Voters’ Register.

The General Secretary of the NDC, who made the call at a press encounter in Tamale on Wednesday, said “the crusade on this matter must not be seen as NDC’s battle but a major concern for all citizens to fight for their rights”.

He said many of the citizens did not understand those dynamics as far as issues regarding the compilation of the new Voters’ Register are concerned, adding that the NDC has therefore, undertaken to go round the regions to explain the matters to them to enable them to speak against it.

Mr Asiedu Nketia said “since the EC is sticking to its gun, it is about time we discharged our responsibilities about the consequences of their action”, hence this decision”.

He spoke about the pilot registration of people for the new Voters’ Register conducted by the EC in all regional capitals from June 02 to June 03, saying reports from the NDC’s observation teams showed that registration for the new Voters’ Register would be disastrous as it was taking a long time to capture a person onto the register.

Mr Asiedu Nketia said as has been the case since the beginning of the Fourth Republic, the old voter’s identity card was always the primary document to show proof of nationality to be registered for a new voter identity card; adding that the current Voters’ Register was to be permanent and the EC’s obligation was to periodically revise it by removing unqualified persons and adding qualified ones to it.

 

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