EC Too Slow With Publicity On Limited Registration Exercise

The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) has criticized the Electoral Commission over the lukewarm attitude towards the elections scheduled for November 7, 2016.

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Charlotte Osei
Charlotte Osei

CODEO said, the commission’s lackadaisical attitude towards the polls which comes off in barely seven months is worrying, and expressed disappointment that the Electoral Commission is yet to begin publicity campaigns few weeks to the limited voter’s registration exercise.

Charlotte Osei
Charlotte Osei

The National Coordinator for CODEO, Albert Arhin, who was speaking on Citi Fm indicated that he had not seen any poster indicating the upcoming Limited Registration Exercise.

“I’m not sure I’ve seen any poster outside indicating that people should come out on the 28th of April to register; neither have I heard any jingle on air talking about registration. And I think it is not good enough. We have few weeks to the registration and there is nothing about it.”

Mr. Arhin also called on the leadership of the EC to ensure some urgency in its work, by putting some urgency in some of the things they do

“… so that we finally get to November 7 and we are done. I think they have to expedite action on some of the things that they do, so as to bring everybody along with them and then we achieve the target,” he added.

The Electoral Commission has scheduled to hold a limited voter registration exercise from April 28 to May 8th to register voters who have now turned 18, as well as first time voters.

Source: Newsghana.com.gh

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