EC launches full investigation into illegal registration of Ivorian nationals

The Electoral Commission says it has launched a full scale investigation into circumstances that led into the illegal acquisition of voter ID cards by some Ivorian nationals in the ongoing voter registration exercise.

The said incident tool place at Banda in the Bono region and widely published in the media and social media platforms.

The EC in press release said it will spare any staff of the Commission involved in the registration of ineligible persons onto the voter register.

According to the EC, it will also used the appropriate means within the ambit of the law to remove alleged ineligible persons from the voter roll.

“The Commission has launched a full scale investigation into the matte, and will not shield any staff (permanent or temporary) found to have been involved in the alleged illegal registration of foreign nationals.

“The Commission will use all legal means available to it to ensure that the names of all ineligible persons are removed from Ghana’s Voters Register,” the statement noted.

However, the EC called for a collaborative effort between the security agencies and urged the public to report such unauthorised activities of its officials to the Commission or Security Agency.

The EC further assured the public of compiling a register with eligible Ghanaians only for the 2020 elections.

“We assure the General Public that we are determined to compile a register that reflects eligible Ghanaians only. We will continue to work to ensure that the 2020 Voters Register bears the halimark of credibility and integrity,” it concluded.


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