The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensah has justified the Commission’s decision to compile a new voters register.
Addressing a forum in Accra organized by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Ghana, the EC Chairperson indicated that the compilation of a new voters’ register is motivated by the Commission’s desire to ensure a credible general election.
“A bloat in our register could have dire consequences for any election and as a people, we should go to an election with a mindset that it has to be credible. We should leave no room for manipulation and I believe that that is the essence of a biometric register.”
“It is our desire that we leave no room for manipulation at the polling stations because, under the current situation, any manipulation could have dire consequences for our election in the sense that it could change the outcome of an election and these are some of the reasons that informed our decision to compile a new register.”
Various civil society organisations and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have criticised the EC over the intended compilation.
The EC is however bent on carrying on with the move regardless of the agitations.