NDC, EC clash over conduct of upcoming limited registration

NDC, EC clash over conduct of upcoming limited registration

- NDC and Electoral Commission (EC) have clashed over the conduct of the upcoming limited registration exercise at EC’s district offices

- The NDC accused the commission of concealing vital information from the parties

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and Electoral Commission (EC) have clashed over the conduct of the upcoming limited registration exercise at EC’s district offices.

The general secretary of the party, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, accused the Commission of treating Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) members with contempt.

According to him, the parties' IPAC meeting mounted stiff opposition to the approach adopted by the EC to conduct the limited registration exercise, arguing that it would disenfranchise potential voters.The NDC believes the EC’s decision to violate its own laws, is a recipe for chaos.

NDC, EC clash over conduct of upcoming limited registration

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“They are undermining their own functions as provided under Acts 451 which includes a responsibility on the EC to undertake activities for the expansion of voter registration.

So, if you cannot expand, you cannot be seen to be shrinking the registration thereby threatening our democracy…any democracy that seeks to disenfranchise people is not a good one,” Asiedu Nketia said.

He also accused the commission of concealing vital information from the parties, one of such, is the failure of the EC to disclose how it expended funds meant for the refurbishment of the registration kits.

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According to him, when he raised a question about funding at their meeting the EC Chair Jean Mensa said, ‘we [EC] do not owe any political party any explanation about our finances and budget.'

Asiedu Nketia said Mrs Mensa’s attitude and demeanour does not suggest that she is aware of the responsibilities that she is carrying.

The EC boss is however yet to respond to these claims made by the National Democratic Congress

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