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Politics of Thursday, 21 May 2020


Current voters' register is the most 'credible' since 1992 - Kabila

Acting General Secretary of CPP, James Kwabena Bomfeh Acting General Secretary of CPP, James Kwabena Bomfeh

Acting General Secretary of the Convention People's Party (CPP), James Kwabena Bomfeh, also called Kabila, says the current voters' register is creditable to be used for the 2020 elections.

According to Kabila, any attempts to discredit the register is unacceptable because the register cannot be said to be tainted.

Speaking to host Kwami Sefa Kayi on Peace FM's 'Kokrokoo' programme, Kabila explained that it was the same register that has since 1992 produced Presidents for the country and that, to him, "what is really wrong with the country's electoral system is the biometric data equipment which needs an upgrading."

He noted that the credibility of the register shouldn't be undermined by proponents for a new voters' register and that they should be measured in their claims against the current register.

"To discredit the register we presently have is not sustainable. The register we have used since 1992, none can compare in terms of credibility to what we had under the biometric system. I therefore plead with those who are for the new system to be measured in supporting their claims by veering into an attempt to appear that the register we have is discredited. It is not!" the CPP acting General Secretary strongly held.

Meanwhile, the Electoral Commission says it will go ahead with the compilation of a new voters' register and assured all Ghanaians and stakeholders in the electoral process of the Commission's "determination to deliver free, fair and credible Presidential and Parliamentary Elections on December 7, 2020 as mandated by law".