The New Patriotic Party has lauded the Electoral commission for setting a new date to resume the re-registration of persons whose names were deleted from the voters register because they used National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) cards as identification during the registration exercise in 2012.
The EC, in compliance with a Supreme Court order, announced a 10-day re-registration exercise which ended on Friday July 29.
The commission at the end of the exercise successfully re-registered 22, 000 out of 56,000 people.
But following an IPAC Wednesday August 3, announced an extended re-registration exercise from August 5-12.
NPP campaign chairman Peter Mac Manu who has been critical with the EC on scores of concerns, including, what he described as the commission’s deliberate resolve to disenfranchise legitimate voters, said the commission has done the right thing by announcing an extension.
“I support and I hail the decision. It’s a good one on the part of Ghana and the electoral commission and I support it fully,” he told Accra based Joy FM.
“Look at what happened in the Effutu constituency, that there were people who could not re-register, they were standing in the queue waiting to re-register but the ten days limit prevented them from doing so.
“When you do that, you are disenfranchising qualified people from voting,” he noted.