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EC’s mop up registration exercise for only a day attracts huge number of applicants, the NDC has meanwhile called for an extension

The National Democratic Congress is calling for an extension of the mop-up registration exercise by the Electoral Commission to enable many other qualified persons to get onto the voters register.

A member of the Northern regional research team of the NDC, Alhassan Abdul Latif Napari explained that, a mop-up registration for just a day was not enough to get all targeted or qualified persons to register, considering the number of people who had turned up on Thursday morning at the various EC offices to register.

The Electoral Commission on Thursday October 1, held a one-day registration exercise to enable eligible voters, who could not be captured onto the voters roll during the mass registration exercise, to do so,

During a visit to the Tamale Metropolitan EC office at Vittin and the Sagnarigu Municipal office by Diamond news team, it was observed that several people who were either out of the country or below 18 years and could not register during the mass registration had massed up at the various centers to partake in the exercise.

People who turned up to register at EC offices on Thursday

But the NDC regional research team member, Alhassan Abdul Latif Napari who was at the Sagnarigu Municipal EC office to monitor the exercise accused the EC of delaying the process and not using enough biometric devices to fast track the process.

Meanwhile, some of the persons who had turned up at the EC offices to register commended the EC for giving them an opportunity to get onto the voters register ahead of the December general elections.

They however wanted the EC to make extra room for persons who could not register at the various centers on Thursday considering the large numbers that were yet to register.

Story By: Edward A. Ken-zorre

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