Bolgatanga, April 30, GNA - The Upper East Regional Director of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mr James Arthur-Yeboah, has called on political parties to support the EC to make the ongoing limited voters registration exercise a success.
Mr Arthur-Yeboah made the call in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Bolgatanga on Thursday during his visit to monitor the ongoing registration at some centres in the region.
He said the Regional Directorate had prepared adequately for the exercise and it started well and was going on smoothly.
“The EC has procured enough logistics such as Biometric Voter Device including backups and also trained many field officers and EC staff. I urge everybody to be a public educator during the exercise,” he said.
He said the exercise, which was being conducted in 353 electoral centres, was in the interest of all political parties and urged them, especially the leadership, to show keen interest by encouraging people who had not registered or have reached the voting age of 18 years to register.
Mr Arthur-Yeboah cautioned those who had lost their Voter Identity cards not to register but to pay five Ghana cedis for a replacement.
He said it was wrong for any foreigner or persons under 18 years to partake in the exercise and encouraged those who were qualified to register to actively participate, stressing that it was their constitutional right to do so.
Meanwhile when the GNA visited most of the centres, the exercise had begun at 0700 hours as scheduled with many people in queues to register.