The Electoral Commission (EC) has said claims by the Ashaiman Member of Parliament, Ernest Norgbey and other 21,000 names alleged to have been omitted from the 2020 provisional voters’ register are false.
This was made known by the Public Affairs Director of the Commission, Mrs Sylvia Annoh and further shown pictures opposing the lawmaker’s allegation.
Mrs Annoh said even if Mr Norgbey and the purported 21,000 missing names could not be traced, those voters could simply go through the process of inclusion to get added onto the roll supposing they were not among those who did multiple registration or flouted registration regulations.
“You are mentioning a very huge figure, 21,000. So let those individuals go to the centres, if they go, and they are denied, they will be given inclusion forms if their names are not in the exemptions list or the multiple lists for them to be included on the voters’ register,” she said.
Mr Norgbey had earlier said: “We have identified over 21,000 names that have been deleted from the register and it is just unfortunate that this has happened. We had a very peaceful registration in Ashaiman. There was no chaos. There was nothing untoward and at the end of the exercise, everything was smooth.”
“So it shouldn’t be that during the exhibition, our names will not be on the register, including myself, the MP of the constituency. It’s just unfortunate that this is happening. Be that it may, it also appears that it’s a deliberate attempt by the EC to remove certain categories of people from the register because if you look at the number of people from both the Volta Region and the Northern Region that have been deleted, it could be a deliberate attempt”.