John Dramani Mahama (L) is 2024 flag bearer of the NDC and Jean Mensa (R) is Chairperson of the EC
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The 2024 flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, is urging the Electoral Commission (EC) to reconsider its decision to conduct the limited voter registration exercise only at its district offices nationwide.

The Former President contends that the number of centres currently serving Ghanaians is making it difficult for many to have their names on the voters roll.

Speaking to journalists after monitoring the exercise at the Ridge office of the EC in Accra Friday, September 15, 2023, the former president noted expanding the sectors will ease the exercise since the current conditions are making the process tedious for participants.

“…And I’ll appeal once again to the Electoral Commission, now that we’ve seen the challenges, it probably it’s not too late to open the centres at the electoral areas because it would be easier for people to travel…so I think we should still reconsider this issue about registering in the electoral areas,” he said.

He, however, urged the Commission to, in the meantime, “resolve the bottlenecks that we are seeing here” which includes congestion at the centres, poor network system among others.

John Mahama also admonished the National Identification Authority’s inability to issue the Ghana Cards to many people, saying that would have affected the exercise gravely, should the ECOWAS Identity Card be insisted as the sole identification for the registration.

“And I believe that the National Identification Authority should up its game so that a lot more of our people can get access to their cards so that in future if we decide to go solely with the card, it won’t disenfranchise any person,” he stated.

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