NDC accuses EC of bad faith for failing to publish names of ‘missing’ voters

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has accused Ghana’s Electoral Commission (EC) of acting in bad faith in its conduct ahead of the December 2020 elections.

According to the party, the EC at an IPAC meeting on Thursday, November 17, 2020, revealed that the names of some 541 electorates who registered for the new voter roll were missing after compiling the final document to be used for the 2020 polls.

Chairperson of the commission,  Jean Mensa, however, allayed fears of the political parties saying the affected persons will be allowed to vote in their respective polling stations on December 7.

She had further indicated that they would publish the names of the affected people by Monday, November 23, 2020, after which they can proceed to EC offices to get the situation corrected.

But the Deputy General Secretary of the NDC, Peter Boamah Otukonor, said the election management body has failed to provide details of the affected persons as promised.

“Jean Mensa told us at the last meeting on Thursday that some 541 people who are not on the certified register that was released have been identified. As it stands now, we do not know who the said 541 people are, nor which polling station or constituency they belong to.

“We have demanded identification of the so-called person since they told us at the IPAC meeting. I think it is in bad faith that days after the EC  told us about the said missing names, political parties have not been furnished with the names of the persons.”

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