Ghana’s Electoral Commission has said the about to end voter registration exercise is the best-ever the country has had in its political history.
According to the Acting Public Affairs Director, Mrs Sylvia Annor,this year’s registration exercise is of a high standard in terms of turnout.
“Let me say that this registration exercise has been the best so far in terms of the conduct of our officials”, Acting Public Affairs Director of the election management body, Mrs Sylvia Annor, stated in an interview with Accra-based Class91.3FM.
“Generally speaking, it’s been very successful”, she reiterated, adding: “Come to think of the fact that we’re not in normal times, we were able to put in measures to make sure that Ghanaians are safe and thankfully, it’s been very very successful”.she acknowledged.
She further stated that, the process has been so successful to the extent that almost all the registration centres have been idle in the last few days as the mass registration exercise comes to an end today.
“Although the EC projected registering 15 million eligible voters, “thankfully, we’ve even gone pass our projection”.she revealed.
“Right now, we’ve surpassed 16 million registrants but these are provisional figures and We have a situation where we’ve realised that some people have done multiple registration, so, there’s the need to expunge those names from the register”, she noted.
On the other hand , the EC says it is decided to give another opportunity to those who, in one way or the other” could not avail themselves of the process to register during the nationwide exercise, to do so this weekend in a mop-up exercise on Saturday and Sunday, 8 and 9 August 2020 at its district offices across the country.
Meanwhile, the Commission has inaugurated a voter registration adjudication committee to help expunge the names of multiple registrants from the voter register for the country to continue with its free and fear election in the 2020 polls.
Mrs Mensa observed that the EC was of the firm conviction that a clean voters register was synonymous with a credible, transparent, free, fair and peaceful election.