EC urged to fast-track activities

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A Senior Lecturer at the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana has asked the Electoral Commission of Ghana to fast-track its activities in order to meet its timetable ahead of 2016 elections.

Dr Bossman Asare, however, expressed no qualms about the EC’s ability to deliver on the set date of November 7.

“I am very optimistic that the EC should be able to run everything on November 7,” he said on TV3’s News 360 on Monday, May 9.

“The main thing is that they have to start fast-tracking their activities: the deletion of names, those who used the NHIS cards to register.

“The EC must create the platform for them to come if they have other identifications or there is evidence that they have attained 18.”

The Commission completed a 10-day limited voter registration exercise on Sunday, May 8.

Though there have been calls for an extension of the exercise at some centers, the EC has expressed satisfaction with it and plans an exhibition of the compiled register for next month as scheduled.

Dr Asare asked the EC to learn from fallouts of the registration exercise for its subsequent activities.


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