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07.01.2020 Politics

Current Voters' Register Is The Most Credible Register In Africa - Otukonor

By Richard Obeng Bediako
Peter Boamah OtukonorPeter Boamah Otukonor
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Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Peter Boamah Otukonor insists that the current voter's register is the most credible register in Africa.

According to him, there is no problem with the current register and sees no reason why the Electoral Commission (EC) is forcing new voter's register on the political parties.

"There is no problem is the voter's register, the same register was used to elect President Akufo-Addo in 2016 and the just elected ended metropolitan, municipal and district chief executives (MMDCEs) elections. The current register is the most credible register in the whole continent,” Peter Boamah Otukonor exclusively told Lawyer Ohene Gyan on ‘Pae Mu Ka’ on Kumasi-based Kingdom FM 101.1.

The EC has served notice a new voters’ register will be compiled ahead of the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections.

But he stressed that the party will resist any attempt by the EC to push the idea of a new register since there are not enough grounds for the creation of a new one.

Background

Parliament has approved GHC 443,646,663.00 to enable it compile a new voters’ register ahead of the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections.

The head of the EC, Jean Mensa, has stated that there is the need to compile a new register given that the register currently in use is overstretched even though it is accurate.

Many people have objected to the compilation of a new register due to the cost to be incurred. But the EC insists the cost will be worthwhile.

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has however kicked against the new register arguing that the EC is purposefully attempting to disenfranchise some people with the new register.

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