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Compiling new voters’ register before election 2020 is mandatory – Danquah Institute

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The Danquah Institute wants the Electoral Commission (EC) to compile a new voters register before conducting Election 2020.

Executive Director of the Institute, Richard Ahiagba, said getting a new register is mandatory because that is what the constitution states.

“Election 2020 can never come off without a limited voters’ register or new one.

“Whether there is Covid-19 or not, whether we will vote or not, we need to open up the voters’ register for people without their names to get registered. And that is the law,” he said.

The Commission suspended the compilation of the new voters’ register over the coronavirus outbreak.

The exercise was scheduled to commence on April 18, through to the end of May but was called off due to the pandemic.

Nonetheless, Mr Ahiagba said government must devise ways to conduct the election despite the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

He said failing to do so would be a breach of the rights of citizens to exercise their franchise.

“This could even lead to a sue against the EC,” he said.

Although he admitted that he is no authority to compel the EC to perform its duties, he believes it is mandatory for the EC to abide by the constitution.



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