The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Akufo-Addo has appealed to prospective voters to go out and register in the limited registration exercise.
Persons who have attained 18 years and could not register during the last registration have been given an opportunity to get their names on the electoral roll ahead of the November 7 general elections.
Nana Akufo-Addo said the registration is a “first step towards change” and has encouraged first time voters to get their names on the register.
“The Electoral Commission commences the limited registration exercise today. I encourage you to ensure that your name is registered if you are a first time voter,” Nana Addo said in a Facebook post.
“I also encourage you to encourage your friends and families to ensure that their names are registered. The registration exercise runs from 28 April to 8 May. Let's take the first step towards change. Let's get our names registered.”
Meanwhile, reports have it that officials of some political parties in Ghana are reportedly bribing some prospective voters to participate in the limited registration exercise.
Some prospective voters have told Starr News at Tema that some officials of some political parties have been enticing them with Gh¢50 to go and register.
“They have been here. They gave us Gh¢50 each to go and register to vote for them,” a prospective voter corroborated others.
Over the next 11 days the Electoral Commission will capture details of about 1.2 million people who have turned 18 or never registered during the last registration exercise and want to have their names on the electoral roll to vote.
The limited registration will end May 8, 2016.