The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has thrown its weight behind the Electoral Commission to register senior high students in their various schools, stating it doesn’t flout any law.
The NPP’s Director of Elections and Research, Evans Nimako according to CitiNews, stated the EC has not created any new registration centre therefore has flouted no law.
“In view of the fact that senior high students cannot move out, it becomes difficult for them to access the registration centers within the catchment areas. And so if the Electoral Commission comes out with the innovation that instead of students moving out, they will rather move their registration centre to schools for them to have their franchise assured, it beats my imagination if anybody wants to disagree with this arrangement,” Mr. Nimako he said.
He added, “the EC has the mobile registration team so it’s just an issue of the registration kits that will be moved to the campus to get them registered. They are also Ghanaians who are also eligible to vote under the law so do you want to disenfranchise them and say that because they cannot move out of the registration center, you will deny them?”
“Listening to the Electoral Commission, the reason I got from my General Secretary is that the EC is not creating new polling centers so if the EC is moving the registration kits there to have them registered I don’t think it flouts any law.”
The EC, after an Interparty Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting held on Thursday, decided to register senior high students in schools.