John Dramani Mahama, flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) says the party will oppose all efforts by the Electoral Commission (EC) to use the Ghana Card as sole identification document for registration onto the electoral roll for the 2024 Polls.
This comment comes after the Director of Electoral Services at the Electoral Commission (EC), Dr Serebour Quaicoe, said the use of Ghana Cards will reduce drastically the number of minors and foreigners on the register.
He said the use of Ghana Cards for registration is the only way to rid the voter register of minors and foreigners.
“There have been a lot of arguments and we are still battling it out and we are still insistent that let us use the Ghana Card so that it will address the issue of minors – because your date of birth is on the Card – and the citizenship, which is also on the Card. That is also a way to reduce drastically the registration of minors and foreigners,” Dr Serebour Quaicoe said while speaking at a roundtable discussion by the Department of Political Science of the College of Humanities of the University of Ghana, Legon in June 2023.
Speaking to the NDC Volta caucus in Ho over the weekend, the NDC will resist any persistence on the part of the Electoral Commission (EC) that the Ghana Card be the only form of identity required for voter registration for the general elections of 2024.
“The NDC will offer the stiffest opposition to the electoral commission if it insists on the Ghana card as the sole form of identity in the registration of eligible voters,” he said.
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