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General News of Sunday, 18 October 2015


Investigate evidence of flaws in voters register – NPP to EC

Kwabena Agyepong, NPP General Secretary Kwabena Agyepong, NPP General Secretary

The opposition new Patriotic Party is calling on Ghana’s Electoral Commission to as a matter of urgency investigate claims of a bloated electoral register ahead of the 2016 elections.

The NPP wants the EC “to conduct a thorough transparent investigation into the specific evidence of flaws in the voters’ register as contained in the party’s petition to the EC dated 18 August, 2015 and 22 September 2015.”

A statement issued by the Party on Sunday said:

‘The evidence presented to the EC include multiple registrations, massive cross-border registrations, presence of scanned photographs in the register, unexplained bloating and discrepancies in the EC’s own numbers on the “presidential” register, and the unusual, curious, strange and improbable increases in constituency numbers between electoral cycles.

“The NPP believes such an investigation will throw independent light on the veracity of the evidence detailed in the party’s petition. The findings of this investigation, placed before stakeholders, will serve as basis of fruitful discussion on the urgency for a new voters’ register.”

Pressure is mounting on the Electoral Commission to heed to calls for a new register. The body has so far not spoken on the matter.

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