- The Electoral Commission’s pilot of the new voters' registration exercise, has been suspended in the Western Region
- The BVR machine used to capture the bio-data of applicants developed a fault
- Officials who were at the section to capture the bio-data have already packed the machine
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The Electoral Commission’s pilot of the much talked about compilation of the new voters' registration exercise, has been suspended in the Western Region.
According to a report filed by 3news.com, the BVR machine used to capture the bio-data of applicants developed a fault causing all 15 people present to leave the EC regional office.
As at 7:00 am, Wednesday, June 3, when reporters got to the regional office, officials were seen trying their possible best to set up the machine with much difficulty.
Tried as they could with different power cables, the machine refused to power on.
Officials who were at the section to capture the bio-data have already packed the machine.
The Deputy Western Regional Secretary of the New Patriotic Party, Rex Jonfiah said he would have to wait on the regional director of the EC for an official comment on why the exercise has been suspended.
“I was told they were using one machine and no backup. So I want to find out the magnitude of the problem for which reason the whole exercise has been stopped”, he said.
On his part, the Western Region Secretary of the National Democratic Congress, Joe Nelson, said the NDC has been vindicated.
“The timing is wrong. In fact, the whole venture is unnecessary. Because per the EC’s own assessment the electoral roll is credible,” he noted.
In other news, about 120 members of the National Democratic Congress in the Bugya Pala community in the Walewale Constituency have defected to the New Patriotic Party.
In a statement, the Deputy Regional Secretary of the NPP in the North East Region, Ibrahim Yamusah said the move was as a result of the good developmental projects that the New Patriotic Party was executing in the constituency.
He added that it all started when Chief Paabobadana had a dream to move his family from the NDC to the NPP.
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