EC refutes NDC claims it has colluded with NPP to deny citizens their right to vote

EC refutes NDC claims it has colluded with NPP to deny citizens their right to vote

The Electoral Commission (EC) has refuted allegations that it is attempting to deny voters their right to vote during the ongoing limited voter registration drive.

The commission was accused by the opposing National Democratic Congress (NDC) of deploying intentionally defective registration devices to areas where it had trouble registering new voters.

The NDC further asserted that the EC conspired with the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) to deny voting rights to eligible citizens.

The EC, in contrast, has refuted these assertions, stating that, with the exception of Savannah, all 16 regions had the problem of malfunctioning devices.

“As a Commission, we are working around the clock to ensure that every eligible voter or person who is eligible to register does so with ease. We have heard allegations from various quarters that the Commission is disenfranchising eligible voters and this is false.

“It is not in our interest to disenfranchise any eligible voter. We pride ourselves that our voter register meets international best practices.

“We are well aware that the Commission’s policy to use our 268 district offices as registration centres have attracted some criticism from some section of society and as you are all aware, the Commission conducted a full-blown registration exercise in some 33,000 plus polling stations in 2020 and it is important to note that the current exercise is an update of the register.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *