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Voters register not bloated; fit for 2016 – EC tells Nana Addo

Afari Gyan ..Ghana's EC Chairman

Afari Gyan ..Ghana’s E.C Chairman

The Electoral Commission has dismissed claims by the flagberaer of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that the voters register is bloated and must be changed before the 2016 general elections.

The 2016 Presidential candidate of the NPP said the register is bloated and must be replaced for a smooth conduct of the next elections.

Addressing party supporters in the UK, Nana Addo said the party has set up an electoral reform committee to work with the EC to avert anomalies that marred the 2012 elections.

“The present voters register that we have in Ghana is bloated and anomalous and there is an urgent need to make sure we get a new voters register before the next election,” Akufo-Addo said.

But speaking in an interview with Paa Kwesi Asare on Starr Today, Christian Owusu Parry, Director of Public Affairs of the Electoral Commission said the voters register is not in any way bloated and very healthy for the 2016 elections.

“No, we disagree with any assertion that the register as we have at the moment is bloated. The register is not in any way bloated,” Owusu Parry said Monday.

He added that: “If anybody suggests that the register as we have it is bloated, then I am surprised because it is not supported by the statistical figures that we have”.

Source: Ghana/Starrfmonline.com/103.5FM

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