The Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) says “there is no need for a new voters’ register” after cautioning the Electoral Commission to be careful not to plunge the country into chaos over its decision to compile a new voters’ register.
According to the CDD, Ghana is holding a population and Housing census in March 2020 which means the EC would have to wait for that exercise to conclude to have Ghana’s new population data in order to plan for their new register, by which time it will be too late.
A Senior Programmes Officer at the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD), Nana Kwabena Abrampah Mensah spoke to Neat FM.
2 Parties, Former Presidential Candidate Support EC
Two political parties — the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) and the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG) — and a former independent presidential candidate, Jacob Osei Yeboah (JOY), have backed the decision by the Electoral Commission (EC) to compile a new voters register.
The PPP said the EC could not be denied the appropriate tools it genuinely needed to do a credible job, while the LPG said peace was priceless, hence the need for Ghanaians to rally behind the EC to compile a new biometric voters register.
Mr Yeboah also called on all Ghanaians to support the acquisition of a biometric voter management system (BVMS) for the 2020 elections.
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