- The Electoral Commission has reiterated its mandate and said that no individual or group can manipulate the body
- According to the EC, it will still go ahead with the compilation of a new voters' register before the December 2020 elections
- The Minority has opposed the EC's decision to compile a new register
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The Electoral Commission (EC) has responded to allegations by the Minority on their intension to compile new voters' register ahead of the December 2020 polls in the midst of the Coronavirus crisis.
The Minority Leader at a press conference questioned the priorities of the government and the EC as the coronavirus festers.
A statement signed by the election management body’s Acting Director of Public Affairs, Mrs. Sylvia Annor, noted that the Commission will still go ahead with the compilation of the new register despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As stated Article 46 of the 1992 Constitution, the EC would like to reiterate that it shall not be subject to the direction or control of any person or authority in the performance of its functions, except as provided for in the Constitution or any other law consistent with it.”
The EC also assured Ghanaians that it will adhere to all safety protocols when the time comes for it to conduct the exercise.
The statement further stated that plans are far advanced for the compilation of a new Voters' Register with a new Voter Management System for the upcoming 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections.
The Commission concluded by noting that they are sensitive to the current state of affairs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Electoral Commission has also cautioned the general public to “disregard any fictitious election timetable and other letters circulating on social media purporting to have emanated from the Commission”.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the flag bearer of the opposition party National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, shared food items to some households in Sukura and Nima in Accra on Sunday, May 10.
The former president's gesture was to help ease the burden on them as a result of the COVID-19.
He also encouraged Ghanaians not to forget the vulnerable in society as the coronavirus has brought untold hardship on them.
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