Voter registration exercise: NPP calls for emergency IPAC meeting

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) is calling for an emergency Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting over the continuous voter registration exercise by the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC).

The Commission last Friday announced the opening of the register for Ghanaians who have turned 18 and those who could not register in the last exercise.

But the processes leading to the EC’s announcement has already been questioned in some quarters notably by pressure group ‘Let My Vote Count’.

The opposition NPP has also raised concerns, calling for the immediate suspension of the exercise.

“It cannot be understood why the Commission continues to act against the laws governing its conduct of electoral affairs,” a statement issued by General Secretary Kwabena Agyei Agyepong on Monday, May 18 said.

“In the circumstances, the New Patriotic Party calls on the Electoral Commission to suspend the intended exercise and properly plan any new registration in consultation with its Stakeholders,” he said.

“To that end, we call on the Commission to convene an IPAC Meeting, without delay.”

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh||Ghana



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