EC acting unlawfully in voters exhibition exercise–Dafeamekpor

Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor, the Member of Parliament (MP) for South Dayi, has accused the Electoral Commission (EC) of acting unlawfully in the ongoing voter register exhibition exercise.

“The EC is breaching various regulations of the Constitutional Instrument in the conduct of its exhibition exercise, we the NDC are saying that the EC is blatantly breaching various regulations within C.I. 91 in respect of the activities in connection with the present exercise of the voters’ register exhibition

“Regulation 22 sub-regulation 2 makes it very clear that a copy of the register that the EC seeks to exhibit should be provided to all the registered political parties, as we speak, we the NDC have not received any such copies from the NDC and our checks with the other political parties indicate clearly that they too have not been given copies.

 “This is in clear breach of regulation 22 sub 2, if EC has technical issues with running its website it can issue a press release so we can understand,” Mr Dafeamekpor bemoaned.

The exhibition of the voters register commenced on Tuesday, September 10 and expected to end on September 17, 2019 but has been extended for another week due to delay in sending materials to some areas however, the exercise is taking place in the over 30,000 polling stations nationwide.

Voters who were captured in the electoral roll between 2012 and 2019 are expected to visit their respective polling stations where they will be allowed to confirm or review their details.

Dr Bossman Asare, the Deputy Chairman of the Commission in charge of Corporate Services, explained that the process was only for correctional purposes and not to capture new registrants, the exhibition exercise will also allow for requests for name amendments and insertions.

So far the exercise has recorded low turnout in a number of centres.

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