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25.09.2020 Politics

We'll Compile Our Own Voter Register To Check Manipulations By EC — Asiedu Nketia

We'll Compile Our Own Voter Register To Check Manipulations By EC — Asiedu Nketia
LISTEN SEP 25, 2020

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has plans to compile a parallel voter register to verify the credibility of the Electoral Commission's (EC) own electoral roll.

Speaking on Eyewitness News, the NDC's General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia said his party was going to make use of its agents who monitored the voter registration exercise.

“So all that we are going to do is to recall all the print outs from our regional centres and put them together, and we will get a register which is made up of documents that have been supplied by Electoral Commission agents at the registration centres.”

“So if you [the EC] compile another one which is significantly different from what we have complied then there are issues to be resolved at that level,” Mr. Asiedu Nketia said.

The plan for the NDC is “to compare polling station by polling station to see wherever they have manipulated the register.”

The NDC is already accusing the NDC of deleting names if some of its supporters from the electoral roll.

Mr. Asiedu Nketia insisted that the EC will have to accept the register in complies “or give reasons why a particular name is not there.”

He did not give timelines for the completion of this parallel album saying Ghanaians “will see it when it is ready.”

Mr. Asiedu Nketia was speaking after the NDC held a press conference to highlight its concerns with the electoral process so far.

The press conference was in response to the challenges NDC supporters say they have been encountering in the voter register exhibition process.

The party's flagbearer, John Mahama, called off his tour of the Bono Region to address the press conference.

He has called on the international community to pay more attention to the preparations for the polls on December 7.

The Commission has already denied the claims put forth by the NDC.

In a statement, the EC insisted that “at every point, we have provided factual, accurate and evidence-based information to our stakeholders on voter statistics per region, district, gender, age among others.”

---citinewsroom

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