The Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC) has launched investigations into reports of some Ivorians registering for Ghana’s voter identity cards.
The 66 Ivorians were intercepted at the Dorbor border in possession of the new voter ID cards.
They had claimed one Yaw in Tempi in Ivory Coast contracted a Kia driver by name Kwame Krah to bus them to Banda Kabrono to register.
In a statement issued by the EC on Saturday, August 8, serious consideration is being given the issue.
“The Commission has launched a full scale investigation into the matter, and will not shield any staff (permanent or temporary) found to have been involved in the alleged illegal registration of foreign nationals.
“The Commission will use all legal means available to it to ensure that the names of all ineligible persons are removed from Ghana’s voters register.”
It called on the security agencies to collaborate with the Commission in this regard.
The EC has also called on all well-meaning Ghanaians to report illegal and unauthorised activities of any official to the Commission and the security agencies.
“We assure the general public that we are determined to compile a register that reflects eligible Ghanaians only.”