The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has thrown its weight behind the Electoral Commission (EC)’s decision to abolish the guarantor system for the voters’ registration exercise.
The party said this is the best to clean the register.
In view of this, the Director of Elections for the NPP, Evans Nimako has questioned the motives of those who are against the move.
“I don’t know why you must have an issue with this arrangement to ensure that we have a register that captures those who must be on it. We think that the EC is on the right path,” he said.
The Commission has announced that it will no longer use the guarantor system in the upcoming voter registration exercise.
As a result, the only source of document for registration will be the Ghana Card.
This will take effect with the maturation of a yet-to-be laid constitutional instrument.
Deputy Chairman of the Commission in charge of operations, Samuel Tettey, told Journalists at the Commission’s “Let the Citizen Know” encounter on Thursday, September 8.
However, some Ghanaians and the main opposition party in the country, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have opposed it.
According to the party, the decision will disenfranchise many Ghanaians who do not have the Ghana Card.
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