EC disenfranchising UG students - Bawumia alleges

EC disenfranchising UG students - Bawumia alleges

Vice presidential candidate of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has accused the Electoral Commission of “practicably” disenfranchising students eligible to vote with the way the limited voters registration exercise is being handled at the University of Ghana campus.

EC disenfranchising UG students - Bawumia alleges

Dr Bawumia visited the UG campus today

Dr Bawumia on Wednesday visited the UG campus to interact with students and he met hundreds of students in long queues waiting to register.

According to the former deputy governor of the Bank of Ghana his interaction with some students on campus revealed that the students were frustrated and called on the EC to increase the number of registration centers.

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EC disenfranchising UG students - Bawumia alleges

Bawumia meets students of UG

Meanwhile the University Students Association of Ghana (USAG) has also blamed the Electoral Commission of disenfranchising students from registering.

They say since the registration process began less than 10% of the eligible student voters have been able to register.

The Commission set a 10-day period for this limited registration exercise which is set to end on Sunday, May 8.

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