The Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana has said it does not need anyone’s permission or approval in order to compile a new voters register in line with its mandate.
This is according to Mr. Samuel Nartey, Deputy EC Chair, when he reacted to news of political parties kicking against a new register.
In the Deputy EC chair’s view, no political party can prevent the EC from fulfilling their constitutional mandate which gives them the right to compile and revise voters’ registers as and when necessary.
“EC is an independent organization and it was actually accepted by the constitution. It has a clear mandate, a clear function, and we all work in the interest of the nation. What the EC thinks is the best is what they can do so it is not up to one or two political parties to decide for the people.” he said.