EC limited registration exercise venues are rotational-EC

The Limited Voters Registration Exercise by the Electoral Commission (EC) will be rotational at the various polling centers.

The EC says, even though the exercise will take place in all the polling centers across the country, all the venues will not have the EC registration officers simultaneously.

The Greater Accra Regional Directorate of the EC, Kwame Amoah, made these revelations on Onua FM’s Yen Sempa hosted by Kwame Karikari on Thursday April 28. This he further explained that citizens who want to register must track and know where the officials would be each day so they can be registered.

Onua FM’s monitoring of the exercise in parts of the country, especially the Greater Accra Region have reveal that most of the people who have turned up to register were stranded.

They explained that they did not know of the registration centers while others who knew the venues said the place was empty when they arrived.

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Reacting to the issue, Mr. Amoah explained that every day, the EC officials will be at a particular center to register prospective and eligible voters.

On why most of the materials and personnel could not get to their registration centers on time, Mr. Amoah said “the lateness will not happen again tomorrow”. He said it came as a result of vehicles conveying the materials and personnel to their various destinations.

NDC ‘over-ready’
Speaking on TV3’s [email protected] on Wednesday, National Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Kofi Adams expressed confidence in the EC ahead of the exercise.

Mr Adams said the ruling party has already deployed agents to all registration centers, charging each of them to be bold to challenge any persons suspected to be less than 18 years.

“I hear there are some people who are bringing fake birth certificates and the rest to justify their ages. We are checking very well on that and crosschecking with serial numbers of all those information to make sure that those who are not qualified to register will not find their names in the register.
“We are more than ready for the exercise.”

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NPP not satisfied
On behalf of his party, Director of Elections for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Martin Adjei Mensah Korsah said the NPP has put in place measures to “properly” accocunt for “whatever” registration that comes in daily.

“We are going to seriously guard this process,” he stressed.

He, however, expressed disappointment in the Commission’s preparedness in terms of sensitization towards the exercise.
“Yesterday, today all media attention has been on a certain logo and a certain strategic plan when you are planning to bring about 1.2 million new voters on your register. Such an important exercise.”

PNC taking exercise seriously
The People’s National Convention (PNC) says the exercise is such an important process not only for its new members but also for Ghanaians.
It says its flagbearer’s campaign has targetted potential first-time voters, tagging them the ‘New Force’.

“The future of Ghana lies on the shoulder of these young people,” said Atik Mohammed, the General Secretary of the party.
He said the PNC will deploy agents to all registration centers for the exercise.

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