- John Mahama applauds EC's conduct of the new voters' registration exercise
- The NDC flagbearer has opined that EC's exercise has been very successful
- His current position is directly contrary to the NDC's initial opposition of the registration exercise
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Former president, John Dramani Mahama, has described the just ended 2020 voters' registration exercise as a successful one.
John Mahama and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) initially opposed the Electoral Commission’s (EC) decision to compile a new register for the 2020 polls.
However, in a Facebook Live interview, the NDC leader opined that the EC’s exercise met the expectations of the party.
He stated that, despite the high turnout, the new register has largely succeeded in taking out the names of dead people that existed in the old register.
“I think the exercise met our expectations… [Over 16 million registrants] is within the range that one would have expected,” the National Democratic Congress presidential candidate said on Sunday, August 9, 2020, in an interview.
Mahama also explained that the NDC’s initial resistance to the EC’s voters registration was because there wasn’t a national population census prior to it.
He added that the NDC was also of the view that the old register could have been used to save the country money.
Meanwhile, the Electoral Commission at a press conference on Friday, August 7, revealed that about 16,663,669 Ghanaians have been captured in the just ended compilation exercise of a new voters register.
According to the Electoral Commission, the top four regions with the highest number of registered electorates included the Greater Accra region and Ashanti region.
YEN.com.gh also earlier reported that the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress, John Dramani Mahama has stated he is not against the Free SHS education policy.
However, he has an issue with the poor implementation by the Akufo-Addo government.
The former president made these comments in a Twitter post.
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