The Electoral Commission has urged the general public to disregard claims by an aspiring Parliamentary Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ketu South Constituency that the voters’ registration exercise has been discontinued in the area.
According to the Commission, such claims are false and “have the tendency of causing unnecessary tensions and disaffection for the Commission and its staff.”
In a video circulating on social media, Dzifa Gomashie said the voters’ registration exercise in Viepe has been discontinued to make way for the registration of the Ghana Card.
She added that this is a grand scheme to reduce votes in Ketu South.
However, replying to the allegations, the Commission stated that the “Voters’ registration exercise in Viepe is taking place at the R/C Primary School whereas the National Identification Authority (NIA) mop-up exercise is taking place at the Roman Catholic Church, which is more than 100 metres away.”
They added that the contents of the video are baseless and unfounded thus should be disregarded.
“As a Commission, our cardinal goal is to ensure that all eligible voters are captured on the Electoral Roll. We have put in place systems to ensure this happens,” the Commission assured Ghanaians.
They urged eligible voters who have not yet registered to take advantage of the last phase of the registration exercise which ends on Thursday, August 6, and register for the voter’s card.