LMVCA, EC clash over petition on voters’ register

The Electoral Commission of Ghana says it has already received a petition from pressure group Let My Vote Count Alliance (LMVCA) regarding demands for a new register.

But the anti-government pressure group dismisses that claim, saying what it presented was a notice of picketing at the EC’s offices.

On Wednesday, September 30 after an Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting, Chair of the Commission Charlotte Osei mentioned that the Alliance had submitted a petition over the voters’ register and was unsure whether the one – over whose march has recently led to a tango between the Alliance and the police – was an “updated” petition.

“A few months back, we actually did get a petition from Let My Vote Count Alliance [but] I need to go through our records, on the new register. So, if it is the same petition they are trying to find us to bring, I think we already have that unless it is an updated one.”

But in a statement issued immediately after this claim, LMVCA said Mrs Osei was wrong.

“We wish to place on record that we have not sent any petition to the EC,” the statement signed by Convenor David Asante said.

“All the attempts made so far by us to picket and present our petition have been frustrated by the State.”

The EC confirms, however, that 30 groups including 15 political parties have submitted proposals as directed on the way forward regarding the register and will open its doors to LMVCA before its next meeting with the political parties.

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana

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