Compilation of a new voters register will proceed according to the Electoral Commission, EC; despite a fightback from the main opposition National Democratic Congress, NDC.
The EC’s position was announced yesterday after a meeting of the Interparty Advisory Committee, IPAC. The process is set to begin in June this year and will last a period of forty days.
The EC had suspended the start of the compilation due to the coronavirus. The EC says it will observe all necessary health protocols in the process.
The latest decision is backed by the ruling New Patriotic Party whiles the NDC says it will use all legitimate means to ensure it doesn’t happen.
General elections are expected in December 2020. Incumbent Akufo-Addo is seeking reelection whiles former president John Mahama is seeking a return for his final term in office. Voting will also take place for members of parliament.
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