UG students disenfranchised in EC voters' registration

edited May 2016 in Education
16 students registered after five hours; disenfranchisement looms!!!

Huge numbers of registrants are likely to miss being captured in the ongoing limited biometric voters registration exercise at the University of Ghana campus as long queues testify to a very slow registration process.

The EC is on a mission i guess. ??


According to the registration officer in charge William Klatu, a ‘Yesterday queue’ was formed for those who despite queuing for long hours were unable to register by the close of the day.
Another queue formed early in Friday morning was labelled ‘Today queue’ for those who are trying to register for the first time today.
“We asked to two of them to join…that brought the confusion”, William Klatu told Joy News, Friday.
Calm and order was restored after it was agreed that two will be served from one queue after which the next queue will be attended to.
The registration officer also revealed that only one person’s eligibility has been challenged since the exercise began on Friday.
He explained that after a New Patriotic Party (NPP) agent challenged the person who they declined to provide an ID card for.
He has filled a hearing notice for both parties who would be expected to go to the EC’s office at Ayawaso on the May 13, where the party agent and the person will face a committee.
“If he is able to clear himself that is when the card will be issued”, William explained.



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