Students of second-cycle institutions in the Upper East region say they are boycotting the upcoming general elections following their disappointment with the ongoing Limited Voters Registration exercise.
The declaration comes after they missed the opportunity to have their names on the roll of the Electoral Commission (EC) for failing to provide guarantors in the first phase of the exercise.
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Boarding students in the Talensi District, after the first phase ended Monday without their names on the voters’ register, blamed the misfortune mainly on the EC’s strict demand for guarantors among other factors. A number of them, particularly those whose relatives reside far away from the communities where their schools are located, endured an exhausting, fruitless search for unfamiliar persons within and outside their campuses as guarantors.