‘New voters’ register will reform electoral system’

Nana Sramangyedua III, the queen mother of Wenchi Traditional Area in the Bono Region, has observed that the compilation of a bnew voters’ register is in the right direction in order to reform electoral system.

“The existing voters’ register is prone to manipulation which can endanger and change the outcome of the December polls and I support the call for compilation of an entirely new voters’ register,” she stressed.

Mounting a defence for her support on compilation of a new voters’ register for the December polls, Nana Sramangyedua pointed out that looking at situations surrounding the current electoral system apart from known facts of multiple registration, the system was porous for manipulation.

Nana Sramangyedua added her voice to the call for the compilation of a new voters’ register debate when the regional executives of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Bono Region led by Kwame Baffoe, the regional chairman paid a courtesy call on the queen mother as part of a three-day regional tour of traditional councils to sensitise, educate and solicit support and assistance of traditional authorities on the Electoral Commission’s quest in sanitising the electoral system.

“If experts are advising that the current register is not credible and cannot be trusted because it has been bloated with the names of foreign nationals, minors and other illegalities, then it’s better we compile a fresh voters’ register that will promote free, fair, credible and transparent elections,” she intimated.

The executives also paid courtesy calls on traditional authorities in the Jaman North and South, Berekum West, Wenchi and Tain districts to interact with them and also dispel rumours, lies, untruths and propaganda about the compilation of a new voters’ register peddled by some opposition parties and civil society organisations. -abcnewsgh.com

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