The Electoral Commission of Ghana has suspended the ongoing registration exercise pending further deliberation.
The exercise was to afford Ghanaians who turned 18 years after the last registration and those who are above 18 years but could not register, a chance to do so.
The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the rest of the political parties in the country, were incensed over the EC’s decision not to inform them before commencing the registration exercise.
They therefore demanded that the EC convenes an emergency Inter Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting to discuss the matter.
Subsequently, the EC in a statement issued today, has suspended the exercise pending a thorough discussion of the matter with IPAC.
Read Full Statement below
19th May, 2015
Continuous registration of voters put on hold
The chairman of the Electoral Commission has directed that though continuous registration of voters is a facility under the Law, the formal resumption of the registration must be put on hold pending a thorough discussion of the matter with IPAC.
All district officers of the commission and the general public are to take note of this directive and comply.
Christian Owusu Parry
Ag. Director, Public Affairs
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