64.9% Ghanaians want new voters' register - UG survey reveals

64.9% Ghanaians want new voters' register - UG survey reveals

A survey conducted by Ghana’s premier university has revealed that 64.9% of Ghanaians are in support of the compilation of a new voters register.

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According to the survey conducted by the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana majority of Ghanaians are in full support of the EC’s decision for a new register.

In all 27,500 respondents were asked “The Electoral Commission intends to compile a new voters’ register. Do you agree?”.

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The survey reported noted that respondents from all 16 regions of Ghana supported the EC’s decision, with the Upper East Region leading with 79.45% of the 1,499 respondents.

The Ashanti Region, which is the NPP’s stronghold saw 74.42% of the 4,707 respondents back the EC’s decision.

In the opposition National Democratic Congress’ stronghold, the Volta Region, 54.39% of the 1,800 respondents said they wanted a new voters’ register.

The survey also stated that the popular response and reason for the respondents is “to support the new register was “to ensure credibility” of the election results. This was 37.5%.

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Others said the process would help eliminate deceased persons’ names from the register while others said it would help to detect and delete the names of non-citizens on the register.

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Those who were not in support of the EC’s decision said it would be a waste of resources and some of them believed the “incumbent [party, NPP] wants to gain advantage over the opposition [NDC].”

YEN .com.gh earlier reported that information reaching it indicates that over GHC37.4 million in cash has been intercepted from a passenger by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Tuesday, February 4.

Speaking to The Nation, a source close to Customs mentioned that a worker at the Lagos airport who was allegedly involved with the money was arrested by the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Command.

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