Resolve challenges in ongoing voter exhibition exercise – Mahama to EC Boss

President and candidate of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) party John Mahama (R) stands prior to cast his vote at a polling booth in the Bole district, northern region, on December 7, 2016. Ghanians voted in tight presidential and parliamentary polls that are seen as a litmus test of stability for Africa's most secure democracy as it wrestles with a stumbling economy and corruption scandals. Charismatic President John Mahama is running for reelection against veteran politician Nana Akufo-Addo, who has chipped away at the popularity of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) party by criticising the country's sluggish growth and high-profile corruption scandals. / AFP PHOTO / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

The flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has charged the Electoral Commission (EC) to quickly resolve all challenges associated with the ongoing voter exhibition exercise in the country.

His comment comes on the back of series of complaints by voters whose names have allegedly been excluded in some of the registers being exhibited.

Addressing the media in Bole in the Savannah region on Monday, the former President stressed the need for the electoral body to be up and doing when it comes to election related issues in the country.

He noted “In some places there are complaints that for the new people who registered they are identified only by their new features, and I think that their other biometric features have not been captured yet and so the fear is that in future if we are holding an election that’s using the biometric registration devices they might not be able to vote. ”

“That is something the electoral commission must look at. Aside from that my party and other parties complained that the various centres don’t have the full complex of the register. They have parts of it, so it makes it difficult for them to monitor and follow the exhibition exercise. These are things that the electoral commission is enjoined to do and so they [EC) need to sit up,” he added.

Source The Ghana Report/Gloria Kafui Ahiable

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