The Typical Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Social gathering (NPP), John Boadu, has hinted that the new voters’ sign up will start off at the end of June to July ahead of the 2020 presidential and parliamentary polls.
He mentioned the EC and other political parties agreed on working with a passport and Ghana card for registration.
He designed this regarded soon after an Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting with political get-togethers around the compilation of a new voters’ sign up.
“From this assembly, they’ve reported that by the conclude of June, it is most likely for us to start out the registration workout. They’ve slated it for the finish of June and very quickly per the regulation 21 times to any national exercise they have to have to notify us. So the certain date in June will be given to us afterwards.
Jean Mensa, EC boss
“Which usually means that it will take almost 40 times so they will be finishing by the stop of July as nicely. Just as you know, the registration will be divided into clusters, 5 clusters per stage, and every single stage will just take six days and they will use 1 working day to mobilise and go their materials from a single phase to the other,” he mentioned, adding that basic safety actions had been supplied by the EC to help consist of coronavirus through the compilation of the voters’ sign-up,” he mentioned.
Spokesperson of the team versus the new voters’ register, Bernard Mornah, addressing the push explained as disappointing the EC’s move to amend C.I 91 Segment 1(3), to exclude the present-day voter ID card as section of the main identification paperwork required by an eligible voter to go by with registration ahead of the December polls.
He explained, “It is disappointing and disheartening to note that that was the first time political functions in the Resistance experienced heard about this blatant endeavor at political bigotry by the EC to exclude shut to about 10 million qualified voters from registering to vote in this year’s typical elections.”
“We have read some of the misleading and misleading promises from the EC, ostensibly arguing that the exclusion of the existing voter ID card, was driven by a ‘school of thought’ that some foreigners could be carrying the voter ID card and some many others who registered in 2012 with NHIS Card may possibly nevertheless be on the sign-up.
“This argument is preposterous and repulsive, to say the least as the so-termed dependable identification paperwork (Ghana Card and Passport) are also fraught with the exact allegation of foreigners’ infiltration and in some occasions, foreigners possessing very same have been arrested as described,” he extra.