In an open letter signed by one-hundred (100) university lecturers in Ghana have cautioned the Electoral Commission of Ghana under the leadership of Mr. Jean Mensa to err on the side of caution to compile a new voter’s register ahead of the December 2020 general elections.
The university lecturers are particularly worried about the Electoral Commission’s decision to compile a completely new voters’ register for the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections.
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According to them, the existing register has been used by the Electoral Commission to conduct five (5) major elections which are;
1. 2012 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections.
2. 2016 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections.
3. A Referendum to create six (6) new administrative Regions in 2018.
4. A By-election at the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency, and
5. District Assembly Elections in 2019.
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They Lecturers are therefore calling on the Electoral Commission to listen to the voices of Ghanaians to discard plans to compile a new voter’s register for the December 2020 elections.
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Download the full letter below.
Open Letter to the Electoral Commission of Ghana