Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Ghana: Voters' register "heavily compromised" - Opposition

The New Patriotic Party has justified its calls for a new Voters' register saying it has overwhelming evidence to prove that the current register used for the 2012 election is “heavily bloated”.

At a press conference organised by the party at the Alisa Hotel on Tuesday, the vice presidential candidate of the NPP, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, said the party has presented a documented evidence to the Electoral Commission to convince them on the need for a new voters' register.

According to Dr. Bawumia, the percentage increase in the voters' register in 2008 and 2012 is “abnormally high” which must be probed by the EC.

“During the 2012 election cycle, the EC presented different figures for total number of registered voters... Brong-Ahafo and Volta regions recorded high numbers during the special registration for NHIS cards,” he said.

“We have submitted our evidence to the Electoral Commission,” Dr. Bawumia said, adding, “we are making this public statement because we believe we owe it as a duty to the Ghanaian people to let them know and understand why we are making this call to the EC”.

Source: Ghana/Starrfmonline.com/103.5FM

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