We have been vindicated – NDC on the suspension of the pilot registration in WR
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) says its stance on the intention of the Electoral Commission to compile a new voter register has been vindicated with the suspension of the pilot registration exercise in the Western region. They say they suspect many of these breakdowns to happen across the country when the major exercise begins.
This is coming in the wake of the suspension of the pilot voter registration exercise in the region as a result of the breakdown in the BVR machine they were using for the exercise. The breakdown happened this morning, making it impossible for the EC to continue the process.
Secretary for the opposition NDC in the Western Region, Joe Nelson has already cast doubts over the capabilities of the EC. He told our news team that they have been vindicated on the timing of the process and waste of resources to compile names for a new register.
“There is nothing wrong with the old process and the current register, but the EC will just not listen,” he stressed.
He said though its a pilot exercise, the development is a reflection of what will happen in the General elections where legitimate Ghanaians will be denied voting.
Commenting on the development, Rex Johnfiah, Deputy Secretary of the ruling NPP in the Western Region told Skyy News they want an extension of the process.
“The pilot voter registration exercise begun yesterday and it went on smoothly. The exercise was supposed to continue today. This morning we were at the centre for the exercise to begin, but all that we got from the Regional Electoral Commissioner was that we cannot continue with the programme because of a technical hitch with the BVR machine. So the technicians had to pack off. It’s unfortunate that the EC has not gotten the machines back to work, but I believe there will be an extension,” he said.
Day one (1) of the exercise witnessed a smooth process with the hope that day two (2), which happened to be the last day of the exercise, will be far better but that was far from expected.
Efforts to get the Western Regional Director of the EC Angelina Baiden was not successful .