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Seasoned journalist, Kwesi Pratt is unconvinced about the reasons given by EC Chairperson, Jean Mensa, to support the compilation of a new voters’ register.
The Electoral Commission has argued there are some defects in the current register which render it invalid for the 2020 general elections.
The Commission has therefore scheduled Tuesday, June 30, 2020 to begin a mass registration exercise aimed at compiling a new voters’ register.
The exercise which demands participants to use only the Ghana card and passport to register their names, according to the EC, will help expunge all unqualified names from the register.
To expound on the significance of the new register, Madam Jean Mensa reportedly revealed that there are 1 million ghost names and names of unqualified people in the current register which needs to be cleared.
Addressing the issue on ‘Kokrokoo’ on Peace FM, Mr. Pratt questioned the logic of the EC Chairperson to compile a new register when she has just disclosed the number of people that should be deleted from the register.
According to him, if Madam Jean Mensa knows there are 1 million ineligible names in the current register, then why the need to conduct a new voters’ registration exercise.
“So, she knows the 1 million people on the register; just take them off. If you know 1 million names in the register, how does that become a reason for compiling a new voters’ register because all you have to do is to take the names off and we have a clean register,” he stressed.