The Youth Wing of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) is demanding the suspension of the Electoral Commission’s mass registration exercise.
The EC had scheduled to begin the compilation of a new voters’ register on April 18, 2020.
But with the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus, many countries are taking steps to reduce the gathering of large numbers of people.
The PPP believes Ghana should do the same, especially as the country has just recorded two cases of the disease.
In a statement, National Youth Cordinator, Divine Nkrumah said “it is our considered opinion that the Electoral Commission should rather think about all the numerous rational factors espoused by many stakeholders, including using the National Identification database to compile the register after 2020 and abort the needless exercise to re-register every single voter, as a measure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
“We are sure in our minds that this failed but costly mass re-registration has the potential to spread the deadly and contagious coronavirus.”
Read the full statement below: