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NDC raises concerns on EC’s Limited Registration Exercise

By Kweku Antwi Jnr
Johnson Asiedu Nketia, General Secretary of NDC [Left] Jean Mensa, EC Chairperson [Right]

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has raised serious concerns about the ongoing Limited Registration Exercise by the Electoral Commission (EC).

The NDC said its agents in various centres where the registrations are taken place could not verify whether or not names have been entered in the voters’ register.

The EC on Sunday September 16, 2018, started the Limited Registration Exercise in areas where the referendum to create new regions will be taken place.

In a release signed by its General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia and copied to PrimeNewsGhana on Monday said “our agents could not verify whether or not names had been entered in the register before the commencement of the exercise”.

“In the same vein, we could not ascertain that the record of names that had been captured as at the close of day yesterday remain the same at the beginning of the work today”, the NDC explained.

The statement said “our second concern is that the EC should have known that the areas affected by the registration are experiencing the rainy season. The resulting flooding has cut several communities from their district centres where the registration is taking place”.

Mr. Asiedu Nketia added that serious infractions of the rules, coupled with other organizational lapses which are threatening to compromise the quality of the exercise occurred”.

He added that “to ensure that the EC’s registration officers do not on their own enter any additional names outside working hours”, various political party representatives should be made to verify the registration.

The NDC is therefore “demanding the issuance of the daily activities report from the EC officials to our agents in the registrations centres to avoid any further controversies at the centres”.

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