The Electoral Commission has disclosed that its provisional results showed that a total of 1,105,686 people were registered in the limited registration exercise.
Director of Electoral services at EC, Samuel Tetteh, said on Accra based Citi FM that the figure constitute about 92 percent of its target.
“If you look at the analysis by the Statistical Service Department, we were trying to achieve a target of 1.2 million that is the registrable population, he said. “Fortunately at the end of the exercise, the provisional figures we have in the ten regions indicate that we have 1,105,686 which represent about 92 percent.”
He noted that the EC’s target has been met, rejecting calls by political parties, individuals and student bodies to extend the registration exercise.
He advised those who were not able to register to take advantage of the continues registration exercise at the district offices of the EC.
He added that the EC has a lot of things to be done, “which if we are not careful, we may be behind time,” when he was asked about calls by stakeholders for the exercise to be extended.
He said work on the register must be done early so that political parties can have their copies as required by law.
Tetteh also said it was not true that the EC deliberately sent few registration materials to university campuses to capture first time voters.
He noted that enough materials were dispatched there.
On registration of Togolese, he said no such report has not come to the notice of the commission.
According to him, the EC does not register Togolese.
Meanwhile, the Student Representative Council (SRC) of the University of Ghana say about 80 percent of eligible registrants were unable to register.
According to SRC President David Ohene Fobih, they have notified the EC about the issue and are hopeful of a better response.
The University Student Association of Ghana has also given the commission two days ultimatum to revert its decision not to extend the exercise or they will sue the commission.
Henry Nkosuo Boakye, president of the Association say hundreds of his member were not registered.
By: Abu Mubarik/ghanadecides.com