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24.09.2020 Elections

EC To Hold IPAC Meeting Today Over ‘Missing’ Names On New Voter's Register

EC To Hold IPAC Meeting Today Over ‘Missing’ Names On New Voter's Register
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The Electoral Commission is running to hold a crucial meeting with political parties later this morning, Thursday, September 24 on brewing tensions over alleged missing names from the provisional electoral roll.

The incident which is being recorded on a large scale from across the country has already incurred the wrath of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) whose flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama, described it as a reflection of the Electoral Commission's legendary incompetence.

Ashaiman, in the Greater Accra Region, has reported 7,000 missing names, South Dayi in the Volta Region reported close to 2,000 missing names, while Jirapa in the Upper West Region reported over 1,500 names.

The NDC sees this as a deliberate attempt to disenfranchise eligible voters in its strongholds and forewarns of chaos on election day if the situation is not immediately rectified.

The Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting today is thus expected to afford the stakeholders to forge a consensus on the thorny issue.

Political parties, accredited civil society groups, donor partners and officials of the electoral Commission are expected to participate in this meeting.

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