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EC still undecided about continuation of EC voter registration exercise in Bawku

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At the regional level, it is still unclear what the fate of unregistered voters in the Bawku Central Municipality will be. This uncertainty arises after the Electoral Commission suspended the limited voter registration process just two days into the operation.

The EC disclosed that this decision was made due to threats on the lives of the EC officers leading the process.

Speaking to Mark Smith on the Day Break Upper East Show about the situation, the Upper East Regional Director of the Electoral Commission (EC), William Obeng Adakwarh, explained that the region has finalized its report, and a decision is expected to be made by the leadership of the EC at the national level.

“As I have been saying all the time, we have done and presented our security report and evidence to Accra and I would say it lies in their bosom to take a decision. As far as we in the region go, we have done whatever is necessary is and pushed everything to them. The decision would come if there is going to be any activity in the Bawku Central Municipality.”

Meanwhile, 43,480 people participated in the limited voter registration exercise in the Upper East Region. This is according to provisional results made public by the Regional Director of the EC, William Obeng Adakwarh.

Mr. Adakwarh shared these statistics when he spoke to Mark Smith on the Day Break Upper East Show recently. 

“After the 21 days, barring the little exercise we are doing today, for those who were in the queue before 5 p.m., there were 43,480 registered. This is going to be an addition to the already existing register in the Upper East Region.”

The Upper East Regional Boss explained that the numbers recorded as part of the 21-day exercise are a fair representation of the interests of the people. 

“This was a limited exercise, and because of that, we are not surprised, nor are we disappointed. It is the number that the people volunteered to have themselves registered. 43,480 is a good number and a true reflection of what took place in the region,” he said. 

After the close of the exercise, Bongo District, Talensi District, Bolgatanga Municipality, Kassena-Nankana West District, and Kassena-Nankana Municipality were given a little extension for people in queues before the close of the day. 

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana

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