Jean Mensa, Chairperson of the Electoral Commission
Jean Mensa, Chairperson of the Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission (EC) has debunked claims that the registration of voters at Viepe in the Ketu South Constituency has been stopped to make way for the mop up registration of the Ghana Card.

“For the record, the Voter Registration Exercise in Viepe is taking place at the R/C Primary School whereas the National Identification Authority (NIA) Mop-Up Exercise is taking place at the Roman Catholic Church, which is more than one hundred metres away,” it said.

A statement copied to the Ghana News Agency, in Accra, said the allegation made by Madam Dzifa Gomashie, an aspiring Parliamentary Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ketu South Constituency of the Volta Region in that video was, therefore, untrue.

It said the allegation had the tendency of causing unnecessary tension and disaffection for the Commission and its staff and cautioned against such acts.

The statement said the allegation that the act was a grand agenda to reduce votes in Ketu South was also unfortunate.

The statement urged the public to disregard the contents of the said video as the allegations were “baseless and unfounded.”

“As a Commission, our cardinal goal is to ensure that all eligible voters are captured on the Electoral Roll. We have put in place systems to ensure this happens,” it said.

“The Commission, therefore, takes this opportunity to encourage all eligible voters who have not yet registered to take advantage of the last phase of the Registration Exercise, which ends on August 6.”

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