The NDC’s Director of Elections, Mr Elvis Afriyie Ankrah at a press briefing today in Accra has said the decision of the Electoral Commission to carry on voting processes in the Senior High Schools is illegal.
According to the NDC, the EC is required to gazette a designated polling centre for 21 days, without this system in place their operation in the Senior High Schools is illegal
“We (the NDC) remind the EC that according to C.I. 91 they are required to gazette a designated polling centre for 21 days. In the absence of that, any so-called registration centre, be it in a school or elsewhere is illegal,” Mr Afriyie Ankrah said.
“It is true that the EC was quick to refer to their mandate as prescribed by CI 91 but they conveniently left out portions of the same CI that compels them to gazette for a defined number of days.
“We refer you, ladies and gentlemen to Regulation 2, Paragraph 3 of the CI 91: “The Commission shall at least twenty-one days before the first day of the national registration of voters, inform political parties and the general public by publication in the Gazette of a place it designates as a registration centre”.