General News of Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Source: Rainbow Radio International 87.5FM

President Mills’ name still in voters’ register

Story: Kwaku Antwi-Otoo, Rainbow Radio International 87.5FM

One of the reasons for the ongoing exhibition of voters’ register is for relatives to report to the Electoral Commission (EC) officers their lost relatives for their names to be deleted from the register to ensure a clean register for the December election.

But three days into the ten-day exercise, the name of the late President Atta Mills whose demise occurred on the 24th July, 2012 at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra, has not been deleted.

The late President Mills on Thursday 5th April, 2012, took his turn to register at the Golden Gate Centre polling station at the Regimanuel Grey Estate at Spintex Road in the Ledzokuku Constituency of the Greater Accra Region.

The late President, it would be recalled, went through the registration process in about 15 minutes and was given his biometric card.

Nyankonton Mu Nsem’s Afia Owusu Afriyie reports from the Golden Gate Centre polling station at the Regimanuel Grey Estate at Spintex Road that his name was still in the voters’ register.

The late President had ID number 2079018392 with the age, 67, since he was not yet 68 as at the time of registration.

The Electoral Officer at the polling station, Emmanuel Arhin said he believes by the end of the registration, a family member would come for the deletion of the name of the late President Mills.

Ato Sam Enti who registered the late President on that faithful Thursday 5th April, 2012, said the late President did not jump into the middle of the queue even though he was the President but joined the queue as those in the queue for the registration.

Mr. Sam Enti said he remember the late President said after the registration that he feels proud to be a Ghanaians since he can vote come December.