The Electoral Commission states areas alongside the nation’s borders experienced the most recorded challenge scenarios for each the variety of registered voters in the area.
In the course of the ECs ‘Let the Citizens Know’ press briefing Friday, the Deputy EC Chair Dr Eric Asare Bossman stated that while the Larger Accra and the Ashanti Area have the best recorded problem scenarios in nominal terms, areas like Oti, Ahafo, Volta, Bono and Western North recorded the optimum figures in actual terms.
“In serious terms (when the numbers are adjusted for the overall registered for each area) the leading regions with most challenged conditions are the Oti at .49%, Ahafo at .37%, Volta at .36%, Bono at .31%, Western North at .29%, and Savanna at .29%. Interestingly, all these are border areas apart from Ahafo and Bono East,” he explained.
He explained this was indicative of the truth that most of these worries were thanks to persons contesting the nationality of candidates in these areas.
He was swift to insert that, some of these challenges also stemmed from persons contesting the household and age statuses of candidates in their space.
He, however, expressed disappointment at the behaviours of some political social gathering brokers who experienced abused the obstacle method by deliberately contesting the eligibility of applicants in their opponent’s stronghold.
“Democracy thrives when all skilled candidates are given the possibility to take section in the political process,” he stated.
He suggested that, “Parties ought to educate their agents to stay clear of protecting against persons who are if not capable to sign up and vote from accomplishing so.”
Dr. Bossman even further urged stakeholders to cooperate entirely to guarantee the easy operating and accomplishment of the Voter Registration Work out as it will come to a near.