EC denies recommendation for new voters' register

General News of Tuesday, 8 December 2015


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The Electoral Commission of Ghana has denied media reports that the eminent persons engaged to study the various submissions on the voters’ register has “submitted its report to the Commission”.

A section of the media is reporting that the panel has recommended for a new voters’ register ahead of the 2016 general elections.

“The Electoral Commission wishes to inform the general public and the media that the panel is yet to complete its work and no report has been submitted to the Commission.

“The public is therefore entreated to disregard the reports circulating in the media,” a statement signed by the EC’s acting director of Public Affairs Christian Owusu-Parry said.

“The Commission wishes to assure the public that they will be informed of the recommendations of the panel and the final decision taken by the Commission on the register as soon as the requisite processes are concluded,” the statement added.

The main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has been championing the campaign for a new electoral roll, arguing the current one is over bloated but the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) feels otherwise.