Some nose mask wearing Ghanaians
Some of the things the Electoral Commission (EC) would be looking at before registering applicants for the voters’ Identification Card is to put on face masks before storming the Commission’s various registration centres yet to be opened across the country.
“People coming to register will be given hand sanitizers before they enter the registration centre, you need to wear a face mask, without a face mask you cannot enter a registration centre”, Communications Director for the Commission, Sylvia Annor revealed.
According to Sylvia Annor, the Commission will put the necessary safety protocols in place to ensure that Ghanaians are adequately protected against COVID-19 contraction while undertaking the exercise.
She explains that not more than 25 people will be permitted at a registration centre at a given time when the Electoral commission begins the mass voter registration exercise for the December polls.
“At each point in time we will ensure that we do not have more than 25 persons including the officials at any registration centre,” Sylvia Annor stressed.
Meanwhile, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has alleged that the Electoral Commission and National Identification Authority are conspiring to suppress votes in the strongholds of the party.
Addressing a news conference the NDC Chairman, Mr. Samuel Ofosu Ampofo alleged that the decision of the EC to push for the Ghana Card, birth certificate and Passport as the primary documents required to register during the voters’ registration exercise is part of a grand scheme to rig the 2020 elections in favour of the governing NPP.