General News of Friday, 7 December 2012

Source: Joy Online

Prez Mahama to address media on election issues

President John Dramani Mahama will be speaking to the press at 6am prompt on Saturday December 08, 2012.

A statement issued by his Spokesperson John Jinapor said the press conference will focus on pertinent issues arising from the 2012 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections.

The media briefing will be held at the President's Official Residence- Cantonments, Accra.

The President on Friday asked the Electoral Commission (EC) to allow voters with valid Voter ID cards cast their votes even if the verification machine fails to recognize them.

He said it was unfair to disenfranchise some people because their identity could not be verified by a piece of equipment.

His directive was met with criticisms from the NPP, who accused him of interfering with the electoral process.