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.
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.
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.
Download the full letter below.