The electoral commission's (EC) decision to begin registering prisoners ahead of the December elections has been condemned by the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The exercise which is intended to get names of prisoners of voting age onto the electoral roll for the December 7 polls has had the NPP raising questions over why political parties were not informed.
The NPP in a letter dated August 21, 2016 and signed by the party’s acting general secretary, John Boadu to the EC, observes that the commission has begun voter registration in prisons across the country per letters from some district offices.
"As we approach the election, it is expected that the Commission would be more transparent and ensure inclusiveness of stakeholders in its activities," the party insists.
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Meanwhile, the EC is yet to make any formal reply to the development.