EC warns perpetrators of double registration

Abesim, (B/A) Jan 25, GNA – Mr George Kwame Gyabaa, the Brong Ahafo Regional Director of the   Electoral Commission (EC), has stated   that   anyone whose name appears double in the Voter’s Register cannot vote in the March 3 District Level Elections (DLE).

He said his would serve as a deterrent to discourage multiple registration.

The Regional Director of the EC, made the statement in an interview with the Ghana News Agency at Abesim, after a sensitization workshop, organised by the Commission for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Community base-organizations at Abesim, near Sunyani.

The workshop aimed at enhancing stakeholder’s participation and also at building confidence in the country’s electoral process.

Sponsored by the United State Agency for International Development (USAID), the workshop was attended by 40 participants from the Municipality.

Mr Gyabaa, therefore, advised those who had registered more than once, to stay away from the polling centres because their names had been expunged from the register.

Mr Gyabaa cautioned those offenders who may protest at the polling centres to disrupt the election, would be arrested and prosecuted.

He asked the public to avoid violence during elections because elections were the only means of electing a leader to rule and manage the affairs of the society.

Mr Gyabaa called on the public to return home immediately after voting and not to hang around for arguments, which may cause confusion to disturb the process at the centres.

He called on all to help the Commission in the electoral process to ensure fairness, peace and objectivity in the election.

Mr Kofi Asomaning, the EC National Director for research, advised the public not to politicize the assembly election because it was against the law.

He said the electoral law did not permit any political party to campaign for or against a candidate in the DLE, explaining that political colours or symbols    were also not allowed at the campaign grounds or during the election.


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