The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa, has faced strong criticism from Nana Akwasi Bosompra I, the Paramount Chief of the Goaso Traditional Area in the Ahafo region.
This comes after the EC decided to limit the voter registration exercise to its district offices, a move that Nana Akwasi Bosompra I believes could marginalize many Ghanaians living in distant areas.
He expressed concerns that eligible voters may struggle to reach the EC’s district offices for registration, questioning whether Jean Mensa considered the challenges faced by those residing in towns like Esumira and Kasapin.”
“She must exercise caution to prevent any confusion from arising in the nation due to a single woman’s choice. I humbly implore her to reconsider this regulation and distribute the process more widely.
This is crucial because a wealthy individual might transport people to register and vote in favor of them, even if they are not favored by the public.
The Electoral Commission (EC) has declared the commencement of a restricted voter registration for eligible citizens who reached 18 years of age after the 2020 registration and other qualified voters, spanning from September 12, 2023, to October 2, 2023.
Nevertheless, Jean Mensa, the Chairperson of the EC, has indicated that the procedure will take place exclusively at the EC’s 268 district offices all over the nation.
Godwin Edudzi Tamakloe, the Director of Legal Affairs for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), revealed on Monday that the party’s Legal Directorate intends to explore legal avenues to challenge the legitimacy of the Electoral Commission’s resolution to conduct the upcoming limited voter registration at its district offices.
The NDC argues that allowing the EC’s current plan to proceed would likely result in the disenfranchisement of a significant portion of the new potential voters.