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General News of Saturday, 21 September 2019


Electoral Commission replies NDC

Jean Mensa, Chairperson of the Electoral Commission Jean Mensa, Chairperson of the Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission (EC) has disagreed with issues raised by the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

The NDC has dragged the EC to court for failing to make a copy of the provisional voters' register available to them.

They have questioned why the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has a copy yet they don't; adding failure to provide the provisional electoral register as the ongoing exhibition of voters’ register grinds to a halt, flouts the law.

National Chairman of the party, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, announced this at a press conference in Accra on Thursday.

“We have only one day left for the exhibition of the voters’ register to close. Yet, the Jean Mensa and Bossman Asare team has not provided the NDC with a copy of the 2019 provisional register as required by law. According to regulation 22(2) of the Public Elections Regulations (Voter Registration) C.I.91 and I quote, ‘At the end of the compilation of the provisional register as provided in sub-regulation (1), a copy of the provisional register shall be given to each registered political party in the form determined by the Commission,’” Mr Ofosu Ampofo said.

In response, however, the EC said NPP don't have a copy yet.

Public Relation Officer of the Commission, Madam Sylvia Annor in an interview on Peace FM said, "we are within the time frame and we are working on it. We are hoping that by the end of September they will all get it."