Yaa-Naa Abukari Mahama II, The King of Dagbon, throws his support at some Ghanaians and for the Electoral Commission (EC) to add the existing voter ID cards as a ‘better’ document or an eligibility requirement for the compilation of new registration.
According to him, this will enable all Ghanaians who are eligible for the exercise have equal right to participate in the exercise to acquire a voter ID card.
The Chief made this call when a group called Anchoring Democracy Advocacy Movement Ghana sent a petitioned to him at his palace in Yendi. This respectful chief of Dagbon said the existing register will serve as a guide to the EC in its process to compile a new voters register.
He added that although there may be some problems with the old register, excluding the voters ID as a primary document will affect this exercise by the EC. He added further that, the position of the National House of Chiefs on the new voter register is made clear. “We have stated our stand on this as a House already,” he added.
The head of the petitioners, Azubila Emmanuel, expressed his gratitude to the King for his support for on this matter.
This is seemed as the 2nd petition sent to the king Yaa-Naa in three days including the NDC.