The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has called on the Electoral Commission to resume the limited voter registration exercise in the Bawku central constituency, which halted due to a misunderstanding on the number of registration centers.
According to the Upper East Regional Communication Officer for the NDC, Jonathan Abdallah Salifu, the bone of contention has been solved, and the EC must as soon as possible resume the exercise.
He said the EC’s continued delay in what it deems procedural processes is uncalled for and a deliberate attempt to stifle the process.
“We have been engaging the EC behind the scenes, and we have given them ample time, but from all indications, it is now a deliberate plot by the EC to stifle the registration exercise in Bawku central”, he stated
“When the matter came up, it had to do with the introduction of an additional registration center, and the people said no because what we have heard is that only 268 registration centers have been gazetted, so they disagreed”, Abdallah added.
However, considering the volatile nature of Bawku, he said the people equally suggested that the EC should rather add an additional three centers and not one because there are some people in other areas who cannot equally move to the EC office, which has been considered the official registration center because of the situation in Bawku.
Mr. Abdallah said that upon further deliberations, they all agreed with the two registration centers, but the EC is now deliberately delaying the process.
The Upper East Regional Director of the Electoral Commission has indicated that he has written to the chairperson of the EC, Jean Adukwei Mensa, and is waiting for her directive to resume the exercise.
Source: A1radioonline.Com|101.1MHz|Gilbert Azeem Tiroog|Bolgatanga