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EC will have to not be tasked with compilation of a new voters’ sign up – Political Scientist


Political Scientist at KNUST, Dr Amakye.

A political scientist at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Know-how (KNUST) Dr. Amakye Boateng says for the state to have a credible voters’ sign-up, there is a need to have to activity an additional system [other than the Electoral Commission (EC) ] with the compilation of a new sign up.

Dr. Boateng mentioned this is due to the fact the EC has failed in its obligation to offer a credible voter sign up for the place more than the years.

In accordance to the political scientist, despite the fact that the EC has in the last decade compiled a voters’ sign up for the place, the Fee often comes back again to complain of lapses following the physical exercise.

“One issue that has brought us right here is the EC not getting in a position to give us a credible voters sign up. On a few occasions and if we are ready to go on to substitute the latest just one, then that will be the fourth time the EC will be coming out with a totally new sign up.

“And on the foundation of that, I personally have an issue allowing for the similar EC, that to me has shown these types of ineptitude in compiling a voter’s sign-up to progress with it,” he said on the AM clearly show.

Ideas are significantly advanced for the EC to resume compiling a new voters’ sign up just after the exercise came to a halt because of to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In spite of phone calls from the opposition Nationwide Democratic Congress (NDC) and other bodies this kind of as IMANI Africa towards the exercise, the EC states it is essential to compile a new voters’ sign up for a credible election in December.

According to the EC, there are lapses in the recent sign up consequently, the have to have to compile a new a single.

While Dr. Boateng supports the compilation, he thinks the exact overall body [that compiled a voter register with lapses] ought to not be made to compile the new voters’ register.

He argued that, should really the EC be authorized to compile the new sign-up, the Commission will occur back again afterwards to complain of other lapses.

“I’ve generally prompt that if we actually mean enterprise, a fully new entire body need to be questioned to acquire demand of this problem. Because I foresee Ghana heading back again to chat about the will need to switch the voters register in the yrs to appear,” he explained.

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