Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has called on the Electoral Commission to be accountable to Ghanaians by compiling a new and credible voters’ register for the 2016 general elections.
Speaking to leaders of pressure group Let My Vote Count Alliance (LMVCA) on Thursday, October 15, Kufuor said: “I am with you entirely, completely that the Electoral Commission should not plead excuses like cleaning the voters’ register.”
Leaders of the group had paid a courtesy call on the former president at his residence to seek his support for a new voters’ register.
The Alliance has been agitating for a new register because they believe the current register is bloated with names of at least 76,000 foreigners.
Ex-President Kufuor noted that the Electoral Commission cannot be independent from accounting to the people of Ghana.
“I have seen what faulty elections can do to otherwise peaceful people. So the Electoral Commission should listen,” he said.