The 2020 Vice Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Professor Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang, toured some centers used for the ongoing limited voter registration exercise in the Greater Accra municipality.
The purpose of touring the various centers for the limited voter registration exercise is to ensure that all eligible potential voters within the aforementioned centers are captured and registered.
When the train landed at the Amasaman Constituency, Prof. Naana Opoku Agyemang was accompanied by the NDC parliamentary candidate, Sedem Afenyo, the former Parliamentary Aspirant, Sam Atsu Forson, and the numerous party executives within the Amasaman Constituency.
The move was to ensure a smooth run of the limited voter registration process in the Amasaman Constituency.
The limited voter registration exercise commenced on Tuesday, September 12, and is scheduled to end on Monday, October 2.
The process was met with strife resistance as the NDC and other political parties and civil society groups kicked against the unholy position by the EC to do the registration only in the district offices instead of electoral areas as stipulated by the 1992 constitution.
Nonetheless, the public, particularly first-time voters, was urged to take part fully in the limited voter registration so as to exercise their civic rights.
Meanwhile, H.E. John Mahama has called on the EC to heed the positive concerns raised by the majority of Ghanaians and make registration accessible and closer to potential voters.
“I wish to add my voice to those who have called on the EC to reconsider its decision to restrict the registration exercise to its district offices only,” he said in a Facebook Live session on Wednesday, September 6.
“It is also our very strong recommendation that, in line with regulation 22(b) of CI 91 as amended by CI 126, the Commission listen to the call for the extension of the exercise to take place in the electoral areas and not limited to the district offices of the Commission.
“This will curb many inconveniences, including transportation, lack of money to move from distant locations, and access.” Mahama reiterated
Story by Lawrence Odoom