The Electoral Commission of Ghana is set to begin the compilation of new voters' register in June, to make way for the December 2020 polls, according to the NPP’s General Secretary, John Boadu.
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The New Patriotic Party (NPP) official told journalists about the EC’s latest decision after an Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting with political parties in Accra on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
The EC held the IPAC meeting with political parties at its headquarters to discuss matters and issues regarding the upcoming presidential and parliamentary polls.
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“From this meeting, they’ve said that by the end of June, it is likely for us to start the registration exercise. They’ve slated it for the end of June and very soon per the law 21 days to any national exercise they need to inform us. So the specific date in June will be given to us later,” Mr. Boadu said.
He also noted that EC outlined safety measures to help contain Coronavirus during the compilation of the voters' register.
Meanwhile, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) boycotted the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting at the Electoral Commission (EC).
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The NDC disagrees with the EC’s decision to compile a new register for the 2020 election. The NDC says it will do all it can to prevent the EC from leading political parties and Ghanaians into a “dangerous and confusing situation.”
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that data compiled by the Africa Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has revealed that Ghana’s COVID-19 recoveries is the second-highest in West Africa.
The CDC noted that Nigeria has the most COVID-19 recoveries in the sub-region, followed by Ghana. So far, Ghana has seen 2,317 COVID-19 patients recover from the illness.
The West Africa nation has recorded 7,117 cases and 34 deaths, while Nigeria has 2,385 recoveries from 8,344 confirmed cases and 249 deaths.
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