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Politics of Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Source: Starr FM

Voters register: CODEO commends EC for a good start

The Coalition of Election Observers (CODEO) has commended the Electoral Commission for what it says is the smooth take-off of the voter’s registration exercise.

According to CODEO, most registration centres are accessible and easily identified within communities and had safety protocols in place to check COVID-19.

Speaking to Francis Abban on the Morning Starr on their observation so far, the project lead for CODEO Rhoda Afful said the delivery of registration materials to centres was also impressive.

“All in all, day one wasn’t bad. There were some positives and some negatives. Most of the registration centres are easy to locate and accessible. The materials were there and election officials were there. The safety protocols were in place, hand washing equipment were there,” she said.

The Northern regional police commander, DCOP Timothy Yoosa Bonga, also expressed satisfaction over security in the various registration centres in Tamale when he toured centres.

Speaking to Starr News at the Bagabaga demonstration center in the Sagnarigu constituency, Mr Yoosa Bonga said that his tour around the various centres indicate there is peace and calm.

In Koforidua, two voter ID applicants were arrested for not wearing nose mask at a registration centre.

The arrest was effected on the orders of the Koforidua-Effiduase District Police Commander .S.A Young at a Polling Station in Ogua Electoral Area in New Juaben North Constituency.

The suspects are a male and a female.

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