The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has stated that there was nothing wrong with the decision by the Electoral Commission (EC) to abolish the guarantor system for the voters’ registration exercise.
The party’s Director of Elections Evans Nimako said there was no need for anyone to have an issue with this decision by the electoral body.
“I don’t know why you must have an issue with this arrangement to ensure that we have a register that captures those who must be on it. We think that the EC is on the right path”, says
The EC announced that it will no longer use the guarantor system for the continuous voter registration exercises.
It has also asked the National Identification Authority to speed up the process in the registration and issuance of the Ghanacard.
The NDC has resisted these changes and stating that the Ghanacard as sole identity for the voter card registration will dust franchise several people.
But Evans Nimako says “For us at the NPP, this issue has been discussed at the IPAC level. We have no problem with the continuous registration arrangements being put in place by the EC. We believe such arrangements have the answer to the use of the national identification card. We should brace it and work with it because the use of the guarantor system has been contentious”, he said.