The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has accused the Electoral Commission (EC) of engaging in voter suppression, asserting that the decision to exclusively conduct the limited voter registration at district offices is not ideal.
As the voter registration process enters its sixth day on September 18, there have been numerous complaints about various challenges. The Greater Accra Regional Secretary of the NDC, Theophilus Tetteh Chaie, expressed dissatisfaction with the EC’s approach.
Furthermore, there is mounting pressure on the Electoral Commission to reconsider its methods for the ongoing voter registration exercise.
Member of Parliament for Anyaa-Sowutuom, Dr. Adomako Kissi, argued that confining registration to district offices is not the most effective approach.
In contrast, the National Youth Organiser of the New Patriotic Party, Salam Mustapha, expressed satisfaction with the first week of the limited voter registration.
The Electoral Commission commenced the registration on Tuesday, September 12, with the aim of registering first-time voters who have yet to obtain their Voter ID cards.
Despite opposition from the NDC and certain civil society organizations, the registration process continues to take place exclusively at the district offices of the Electoral Commission throughout the country.