Human Rights lawyer Francis-Xavier Sosu, has said, the Electoral Commission may disenfranchise many new voters if it does not take steps to regularise issues with its current registration system.
Mr Sosu made the remarks after visiting the Zonal Council in Madina where officers of the Electoral Commission were embarking on the limited Registration exercise, Tuesday.
“Today is day two of the exercise and we have had lots of complaints from our agents on the ground. We are interested parties and major stakeholders and must be worried if things are not going right. Most people came to join the queue before 7am and none of those people have been attended to so far and it’s past 11am. This is not right.
“If nothing is done about the system in place now, many first time registrants and hopeful voters may not have the opportunity to register,” Mr Sosu said.
He used the visit to interact with the Police, EC officials and many who had come to register.
Mr. Sosu, who is known widely for his human rights activism contested to be a Parliamentary Candidate on the ticket of the opposition National Democratic Congress in the 2015 Parliamentary primaries but lost narrowly to the then incumbent Amadu Sorogho in Madina.
- I feared for my life so I lied about being an Ewe – Caleb Kudah
- Citi FM journalist gained access to National Security premises under false pretences – Chief Director
- Affail Monney apologises for alleging Caleb Kudah breached Code of Ethics
- Information Minister visits Citi FM over alleged assault on 2 of its journalists
- Dzata Cement denies claims of selling product at ¢30 per bag
- GPL wrap: Kotoko extend gap at top after Olympics surrender lead
- Ordering loophole allows students to eat for free at KFC for six months
- Zoe Abu-Baidoo declined our invitation – National Security defends ‘Rambo-style’ invasion of Citi FM premises
- Assin North MP’s case: Cape Coast High Court dismisses allegation of bias against presiding judge
- Caleb Kudah didn’t breach Code of Ethics – GJA General Secretary
Accounts of how some people are treated by National Security shocking – Samson Lardi
Stop showing local feature films on TV – Filmmakers told
NCCE sensitizes security services on constitutional obligations
Kwabre East MP commends Muslim for peaceful co-existence
Evangelist slapped with ¢100K fine, 25 white fowls, eggs over comments against Nungua Traditional Council
Mere apology cannot save GJA President this time around – ASEPA
Lack of external support hinders progress of ODF interventions in Ashanti Region
Woman attacked by wild antelope succumbs to death
Kojo Adaah: Is the Ghanaian politician under siege?
Complaints by aggrieved KATH staff have been resolved – Head of Surgery Directorate
Be firm in your stance to settle Dixcove dispute – Chieftaincy Minister urges Ahanta King
Ban use of mercury in small-scale mining – Asantehene
Citi FM petitions National Media Commission over assault on journalists
Millennial Street podcast takes on #FixTheCountry protests
I’ll deal with persons engaged in rosewood felling – Upper West Regional Minister