Voters’ Exhibition: Your Allegations are False – EC to NDC
The Electoral Commission has described as false, allegations made by the National Democratic Congress that, the names of its supporters have been erased from the voters' register.
The Electoral Commission (EC) has branded as false, concerns raised by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) that its supporters have been removed from the provisional voters’ register, it compiled from June 30 to August 6, 2020.
According to the election body: “Our attention has been drawn to statements in the media by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and its flagbearer to the effect that the Electoral Commission is carrying out an agenda to remove the names of its supporters and sympathisers from the voters’ register. This allegation is false.”
The statement added that: “the law provides for “inclusion” to allow persons who registered but whose names are not on the register, to file to be included in the register.”
The NDC flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday suspended his Bono region campaign to address some issues he had received about the ongoing voters’ register exhibition.
The EC set September 18 to September 25 timeline for the exhibition of the newly compiled provisional voters register across its 33,367 centres nationwide.
The election body, despite several protests from various civil society organisations and the opposition parties, undertook the registration exercise.
Some 16,663,669 people registered onto the new electoral roll by the end of the exercise, although the election body projected registering 15 million eligible voters.