- Akufo-Addo has urged Ghanaians to make sure the country has a register fit for purpose for the conduct of the presidential and parliamentary polls
- The President of the republic urged Ghanaians to go out in their numbers and partake in the voter registration exercise
- The Electoral Commission starts the compilation of a new register today, June 30
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The flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has said it must be the collective responsibility of Ghanaians to ensure that the country has a register fit for purpose for the conduct of the December 7 presidential and parliamentary elections.
According to President Akufo-Addo, it is important for every Ghanaian to ensure that only persons who qualify have their names in the new register.
"If you aid the registration of an ineligible person, and you are caught, you will face the full rigours of the law," he warned.
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In an address to the nation on Monday, June 29, 2020, ahead of the conduct of the voter registration exercise on Tuesday, June 30, Nana Addo opined that the December polls must be a "Ghanaian election, not a West African election".
He added it is only when foreigners are exempted from the country's electoral process that the true will of Ghanaians will be manifested.
President Akufo-Addo thus urged all Ghanaians who are eligible to vote, to go out and register, so they can exercise their civic responsibility on December 7, 2020.
In conclusion, the President described the compilation of the new voter register as an important exercise.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Electoral Commission has been engaged in various talks as to how well to organise the voters' registration exercise to avoid the contraction and spread of coronavirus.
Towards a safe and secure 2020 voter registration exercise, the electoral commission has outlined some seven measures to curb and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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Source: Yen Newspaper