Politics

Ashanti and Volta record high number of voters in 3 days

Ghana is truly a wonderful place to be.

This week has been an eventful week with so many events taking place in the country.

It is barely a week since the Electoral Commission commenced the nationwide voters’ registration process.

The Electoral Commission (EC) took this step to correct the anomalies of the old one and present a credible voters’ register for the December polls.

The process hasn’t been easy as many problems have been encountered by voters all around the country.

There has been issues with typographical errors, machine failures and lack of social distancing in many parts of the centres. There has also been alleged cases of fighting, swearing and illegal people trying to register.

The Electoral Commission has moved in to help solve these concerns. However, these are not the only concerns as Ghana’s 2 biggest parties are also fighting to get their members registered to ensure victory in December.

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) had before the start of the registration attacked the government for sending so many security personnel to the Volta Region.

This they see to be a form of intimidation to shut down their biggest vote based region. The government only responded that it was trying to keep illegal people from coming into the country to register.

The battle lines however have been clearly drawn as the Ashanti and Volta Regions record some of the highest voter registrations in the country.

Benjamin Bannor, the Regional Director of the Electoral Commission in the Ashanti Region indicated that over 200, 000 people have been registered.

He noted that on first on the first day on registration they recorded 59, 514. They also registered 78,144 and over 84, 000 for the second and third days respectively.

He assured that all COVID-19 protocols are being observed and errors on cards being corrected to provide a seamless process.

In the Volta Region Dogbey Adukpo Selormey, Regional Director of the Electoral Commission for the Volta also noted that about 72, 000 have been registered so far in 3 days.

He brought to light that the region witnessed 19,513, 24,912 and 27, 832 on the first, second and third days respectively. He also spoke about the lack of some registration kits for the registration.

He went ahead to thank the people for their cooperation during the problems that beset them in the first days and urged them to remain calm as the issues are being resolved.

Source; opera news

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