The Convention People’s Party (CPP) says, Ghana’s current voter register has a lot of ghost names as they back the use of Ghana card for registration.
The party believes the use of Ghana card will rid the voter roll of names unwanted names from the register.
Convention People’s Party (CPP) has therefore urged the National Identification Authority (NIA) to speed up its process in the issuance of Ghana cards to ensure no one is disenfranchised for the 2024 elections.
Director of Elections for the CPP, Habeeb Yakubu, explained that it’s important the E.C and NIA harmonise their data quickly to ensure no eligible voter is disenfranchised.
“Looking at the process today, there’s also an issue of synchronization or harmonisation of NIA data and the Electoral Commission’s data. The voter register has a lot of ghost names, and cleaning it is a problem. So I think the EC is taking a step in advance or being proactive so that they fall on the Ghana card, by so doing they get the process to clean the voter register.
He therefore urged both parties to work together and assiduously to get the country a clean voter register for the upcoming election.
“NIA should step up their game and EC should also step up their game and see how best they can harmonise their data. It makes it easier for all of us so that no one is disenfranchised,” he entreated.
The Electoral Commission (EC) in a new Constitutional Instrument (CI) presented before Parliament, stipulated its intention to make the Ghana card the sole guarantor document for the continuous registration of voters.
This was met with a lot of criticism from the Minority in Parliament and some other political parties.