The flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress, John Mahama, wants everyone to take part in the voter registration exercise that the Electoral Commission will launch on Tuesday, 30 June. Wwhether the EC decides to compile a new register or not, he said, his supporters must endeavour to register to vote.
Mahama made this statement while engaging with the chiefs and people of the Tongor area of South Dayi in the Volta Region.
He called on the chiefs to use their influence to encourage citizens to register when the exercise begins next week.
“There is going to be a registration exercise, whether a limited registration, new registration exercise, or validation of an existing register,” Mahama said.
“Whichever registration it is, I would like to plead with Togbui to beat the gong to all our people to come out and register, so that in December they can register and exercise their vote.”
“We shall respect the verdict”
The NDC presidential candidate also acknowledged the party’s legal tussle with the EC.
He said the party is “law-abiding” and will respect any verdict by the Supreme Court regarding regardless of whether the EC accepts the existing voter ID as an acceptable identification document during the registration exercise.
As matters stand, the Commission views the Ghana Card and the Ghanaian passport as the only valid documents for voter registration, starting with the exercise this year.
“We had disagreements with the Electoral Commission on what register to use and the matter has been at the Supreme Court and we are waiting for the Supreme Court for its verdict.
“Whatever verdict the Supreme Court gives, we are ready to be law-abiding citizens, so we shall respect the verdict of the court,” Mahama said.
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