EC 'reinstates' over 7000 voters who were 'evicted' from new voters' register

EC 'reinstates' over 7000 voters who were 'evicted' from new voters' register

- Jean Mensa has revealed that the issue of the missing names in the new voters' register has been solved

- According to her it was an unintentional error

- She stated that the 7000-plus applicants are on the updated electronic register

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The Electoral Commission (EC) has revealed that most of the names alleged have gone missing from the new voters’ register have been found.

The chairperson of the Commission, Jean Mensa, said the issue of the missing names was an unintentional error.

Addressing a press conference on Monday, September 28, 2020, Mensa said the EC has successfully retrieved valid applicants, who were missing from the register.

EC 'reinstates' over 7000 voters who were 'evicted' from new voters' register

Electoral Commission (EC) chairperson, Jean Mensa Source: graphic.com.gh
Source: UGC

She stated that the missing names are on the electronic register, according to a report filed by theghanareport.

She, however, assured Ghanaians the problem is being resolved as they have updated the electronic register with the missing data.

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Mensa also cited unintentional human and administrative errors, as well as the process of exportation, as some of the challenges which resulted in some shortfalls in a number of areas.

Meanwhile, the opposition NDC claimed that at least 29,442 names were missing from the new voter roll.

The MP for Klottey Korle constituency, Dr. Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings, accused the EC of deleting over 2000 names from the register.

According to her, from just one centre in Klottey Korle, over 500 names of registered Ghanaians cannot be found.

In other news, the Chairperson of Ghana's Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa has indicated her willingness and readiness to ensure free, fair and peaceful 2020 general elections.

Madam Mensa, in a reported sighted by YEN.com.gh on Pulse.com.gh, said she would ensure that the elections are not rigged in any party's favour.

According to her, she will oversee a very credible and transparent election.

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