EC holds talks with political parties over ‘missing’ names on voter roll

Jean Mensa, EC chairperson of Ghana

The Electoral Commission (EC) is expected to engage political parties Thursday, September 24, 2020, amid growing tensions over alleged missing names from the provisional electoral roll.

The incident, which is being recorded on a large scale from across the country, has already incurred the wrath of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) whose flagbearer, John Mahama, has described it as a reflection of the Jean Mensa-led Electoral Commission’s legendary incompetence.

Ashaiman, in the Greater Accra Region, has reported 7,000 missing names, South Dayi in the Volta Region reported close to 2,000 missing names, while Jirapa in the Upper West Region reported over 1,500 names.

The NDC sees this as a deliberate attempt to disenfranchise eligible voters in its strongholds and forewarns of chaos on election day if the situation is not immediately rectified.

The Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting today is thus expected to afford the stakeholders to forge a consensus on the thorny issue, reported the CNR.

Political parties, accredited civil society groups, donor partners, and officials of the electoral Commission are expected to participate in this meeting.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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