The founder and chief of the United Progressive Bash (UPP), Akwasi Addai Odike has encouraged the Electoral Commission (EC) to postpone the 2020 general elections to up coming yr because of to the ongoing rise in the infections of the coronavirus disorder (COVID-19).
He mentioned the COVID-19 pandemic would not create an enabling ecosystem for the organisation of a credible poll.
According to him, it would be impossible for the EC to strictly adhere to its plan timetable for the election.
He instructed the Each day Graphic that “No one particular can inform me that seeking at the rate of the an infection spreading in the nation, the pandemic will close really shortly.”
He additional: “The EC needs enough time to embark on general public training ahead of its intended registration workout, go to to worries from unqualified registrants, undertake exhibition of the voters register and then prepare for the most important election on December 7.”
On the other hand, the EC claimed it will absolutely compile a new voters’ sign-up regardless of calls for them to reconsider because of to the outbreak of COVID-19.
Madam Sylvia Annor, Head of Community Affairs at the Fee claimed the compilation of a new voters’ sign up will unquestionably come on.
“We will make absolutely sure folks at a particular centre is not much more than 25 together with the officials. The registration exercise will be held for a number of days, in contrast to the election which is for a day moreover there are a lot of registration centres. Registration is heading to be for a fair period it is going to operate for some time for all capable persons to be ready to register,” she stated.