PRESS STATEMENT ON THE POLITICAL IMPASSE OVER THE VOTERS REGISTER
With barely six (6) months to the December, 2020 elections, the country’s political arena has been hit by a profound political polarization that appears not to be amenable to any political mediation. At the core of the polarization is the wide disagreement between the two major parties, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC) and their allied parties over the decision of the Electoral Commission (EC) to a brand compile a new register which require general registration of voters. This brand new register will replace the current one which the EC adopted in 2012, for the conduct of the December 2020 elections. Our democracy has evolved and this brand new register has the potential to be the ideal register if it is done in a manner that eliminates all the problems and mistrust associated with the current register.
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