- The NDC has vowed not to allow the EC to continue registering final year senior high school students
- Brogya Genfi said in an interview that the NDC intended to stop the process
- The decision taken by the EC was to allow final year students, who are believed to be of age, to register in the ongoing exercise
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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has vowed not to allow the Electoral Commission (EC) to continue registering final year senior high school (SHS) students.
A member of the NDC’s communication team, Brogya Genfi, in an interview on Community Connect Friday on 3FM, said the NDC intended to put an end to the ongoing process.
Genfi was convinced that the NDC can stop the process but did not disclose whether or not they were going to do so lawfully.
During the interview he stated:
“I am telling you that we are going to stop the process, we will not allow it to go on.”
On Thursday, 9 July, the EC announced at an emergency Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) that it will deploy registration officials to senior high schools to register final year students as part of the ongoing voters' ID registration exercise.
The exercise was intended to start today, 10 July.
The decision is to allow final year students who are believed to be of age to register to vote in the December polls.
It is obvious the announcement did not go down well with the opposition, the NDC.
Meanwhile, in an earlier report, the National Council of Parent-Teacher Associations of Ghana refused to support the Electoral Commission's decision to register students in senior high schools.
According to the association, it should have been consulted by the commission before making the decision to register eligible students.
The President of the National Council of Parent-Teacher Associations, Alexander Danso, is of the belief that the registration is an intrusion on the purpose for which students were brought to school
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