… Akufo Addo to brief media today

Meanwhile, the flagbearer of the NPP, Nana Akufo-Addo and his running mate Dr Mahamadu Bawumia will address the media today, in Accra, on the need for a new electoral roll as the country gears towards voters the 2016 general elections.

The highlight of the event will be a presentation by Dr. Bawumia, which according to the party would expose the flaws in the current register.

Preceding the press conference, the General Secretary of the party, Kwabena Agyepong, and Dr. Bawumia, will present a document to Mrs Charlotte Osei, Chairperson of the EC, at the commission’s headquarters in Accra.

The document is believed to contain some evidence of the NPP’s case for the need for a new register.

Relatedly, a political science lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Dr. Richard Amoako-Baah, has also backed calls for a new voters register, insisting that a new register would guarantee credible polls in 2016.

According to Dr. Amoako-Baah, the current voters register has raised suspicion among the political parties themselves and just cleansing would not be an option.

The NPP has always argued that with a voter population of about 14 million, the country had a questionable and statistically indefensible rate of 56 per cent of its population being above 18 years and on the electoral roll.


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