The New Patriotic Party’s Campaign Manager, Peter Mac Manu said some of its supporters names and details cannot be found in the ongoing voters register exhibition exercise.
He said due the Public Elections Regulations, those anomalies will be corrected.
“The Public Elections Regulations indicate that any person whose application for registration during the registration period was accepted but whose name and other particulars do not appear in the provisional register of voters may make a claim as set out in Form Six of the Schedule for the name and particulars of that person to be entered in the provisional register. The thing is when we see it, we take steps to correct it as demanded by the law. When you see it, just fill the appropriate form and it will be corrected,” he said.
On the EC reopening registration for specific groups the NPP Campaign Manager says the party have no problem with if the commission goes according to the Public Elections Regulation, 2016.
“The regulations states that EC shall include in the register of voters, the name of a person who qualifies for registration as a voter and is registered but shall not include in the register of voters the name of a person who qualifies to register as a voter for an election but who registers less than sixty days to that election. If you calculate from December 7 and backwards, we will know the cut-off point when anyone who is registered cannot vote so the EC is within the law so what is the big deal?” he asked.
The EC will reopen registration for people who will could not register because of the mandatory 14 days quarantine, people who could come to register because of the COVID-19 restrictions and those who could not find their details in the ongoing exhibition of the voters register but have the voters ID cards.
Source: Ghana Waves