The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has slammed the Electoral Commission (EC) over what its describes as short duration for the exhibition of the new voters’ register.
According to the party’s Director of Elections, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, duration is woefully inadequate for such an important exercise which forms part of preparation for this year’s elections.
“The exhibition of the voters register is a critical aspect of our electoral process. It is through the exhibition exercise that citizens who register get the opportunity to confirm that their names and other details are duly captured on the voters roll such that they will not be disenfranchised on voting days.
“In view of the importance of the exercise, the exhibition duration in that past being between 11 to 21 days.
“In 2012 the exhibition was eleven days. Even in 2016 where only a limited registration exercise was conducted in preparation for that election the duration for the exhibition exercise was 21 good days.
“Unfortunately, with the 2020 registration exercise that was characterized by various anomalies, violence and chaos and also involving close to 17 million prospective voters the EC rather strangely announced an 8-day exhibition exercise.”
Mr. Afriyie Ankrah spoke at press conference in Accra on Monday, September 21.