Discard EC Deliberately Failed To Capture Qualified Nationals Notion – National Peace Council
Most Rev Professor Emmanuel Asante
The Chairman of the National Peace Council, Most Rev Professor Emmanuel Asante has called on Ghanaians to do away with the partisan perception that some qualified people were not registered intentionally.
Professor Asante said the EC needs to do critical evaluation of the exercise in order to take a decision on those who could not register.
He pleaded for an extension in areas where the machines and centres were not enough to capture the population in order that no Ghanaian is disenfranchised.
The limited Voters’ registration exercise has ended with divergent views on whether or not the Electoral Commission should extend or re-open the exercise for those who could not register to do so in order that nobody is disenfranchised.
http://ghanapoliticsonline.com/wp-admin/post-new.phpRadio Ghana finds out from governance experts their opinions on the debate.
First, Professor Baffour Agyeman Dua says the argument should be examined properly because the EC cannot be coerced to keep the door open when the electorate themselves did not show much interest.
A former Director of Elections, Kwame Arhin said before the limited registration started a lot of publicity was made to create the awareness for Ghanaians to take active part in the exercise.
He said in the case of University of Ghana, feasibility studies should have been carried out to ensure adequate number of centres to cater for the population.