Voter Registration: EC accuses critics of hypocrisy, rejects claims of conniving with NPP to disenfranchise NDC voters

NDC News EC Chairperson, Madam Jean Mensa
SEP 18, 2023 LISTEN
EC Chairperson, Madam Jean Mensa

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Madam Jean Mensa has addressed the many criticisms directed at her office in relation to the ongoing Limited Voter Registration exercise.

The EC on Tuesday, September 12, commenced the Limited Voter registration exercise at the District level and is expected to wrap it up on October 2.

Since the exercise started, the EC has been accused of attempts to disenfranchise eligible voters.

Some officials of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) have argued that this is why the EC is not doing the registration in the electoral areas.

Addressing these allegations on Monday, September 18, EC Chair Jean Mensa said they are all false.

She argued that the EC has no intention to disenfranchise eligible voters. She said after the ongoing exercise, there will be several other registration exercises to ensure all eligible voters get the opportunity to secure a voter ID card.

“What is baffling is that the very same people who are accusing us of trying to disenfranchise eligible voters were silent in 2016 when the commission instituted registration in the district offices ahead of the presidential and parliamentary election.

“I take this opportunity to urge the good citizens of Ghana not to believe everything they hear. The allegations being made against us including accusations of working to disenfranchise eligible voters, to sending faulty kits to the stronghold of a specific political party are false,” Madam Jean Mensa stressed.

In her address to the media, the EC Chair disclosed that after six days of the ongoing Limited Registration exercise, her outfit has managed to register 182,831 eligible voters across the country.

Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
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