Monday, January 11, 2016

Ghana: Electoral body defends decision to stick with old voter roll

The Chairperson for the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei, has justified the commission’s decision not to compile a new voters’ register before the crucial 2016 election.

According to her “it was the right decision” they made.

The Electoral Commission had earlier rejected calls from the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) and some pressure groups for a new voters’ roll.

The NPP had argued that the current register is flawed with names of minors and over 76,000 Togolese hence the need for a new one.

Meanwhile the EC after holding consultation on the matter said the arguments for a new register were “unconvincing.”

Still holding on to the Commission’s position, Charlotte Osei told Accra based Joy FM that the Justice V.C.R.AC. Crabbe-led panel that held a forum on calls for new register did a very good job.
She insisted that the panel was balanced.

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