EC’s Committee meeting with NDC, NPP, others over new voter’s register deepens division

Members of the Electoral Commission’s Eminent Advisory Committee

A crunch meeting to address issues surrounding the controversial decision by the Electoral Commission to compile a new voter’s register has ended in a stalemate.

UPSANEWSROOM.com has learnt the meeting organised by the EC’s Eminent Advisory Committee Thursday has entrenched the positions of the two feuding parties.

Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, has said the meeting failed to reach a consensus.

“This meeting was indeed inconclusive in terms of accepting the technical capabilities of the proposals the Electoral Commission is bringing,” he said at a press briefing held after the meeting.

The NDC and other smaller parties are against the compilation of a new voter’s register while the EC backed by the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and other parties are committed to the project.

The Commission has announced the dates for the commencement of the exercise across the country.

The meeting called by the EC’s Eminent Advisory Committee was to listen to the argument of the two parties and proffer solutions.

But the meeting ended with more disagreements, UPSANEWSROOM.com has gathered.

Although he said the NDC was pleased with the nature and tenor of the meeting, NDC General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia lamented the absence of a consensus.

“The committee of eminent persons assured that they have heard all the presentations. They believe that each side has made very reasonable contributions so they are going to formulate their advice and then present it to the Electoral Commission with input on everything that has been said here,” he said.

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