Electoral Commission's Performance Is Below The Belt - Member of Parliament.

Electoral Commission's Performance Is Below The Belt - Member of Parliament. The Electoral Commission of Ghana has received numerous criticism since the beginning of the limited voter registration. The limited registration is mainly an avenue to get the first-timers' names in the voter lists of Ghana. The EC has been going through a lot of technical issues since they started the registration process.

This has raised many reactions from Ghanaians. The member of Parliament for Odododiodoo constituency, Nii Lante Vanderpuye has also spilled out his concerns with regards to this same happening. According to Nii Lante Vanderpuye, no Ghanaian would score the EC's performance more than 30%. Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuye has indeed unleashed massive criticism of the poor performance of the Electoral Commission of Ghana.

Nii Lante Vanderpuye's argument was basically tackling the EC's consistency of blaming the network for slowing down the registration process. In a conversation with Selorm Adonoo, Vanderpuye declared that no citizen of Ghana will assess the work EC and score them above 30%. This clearly tells how bad the registration process is being carried out. 

According to Nii Lante Vanderpuye, the EC instead of operating within the jurisdictions of the law, they are rather meandering to find its own way out. And this according to him bleaches the law of the land. He also advised the eligible registrants not to give up on registering. All the eligible registrants should try and get time for themselves to register despite the EC's effort to distort the process. 

Some issues obstructed the voter registration process. 

Systems incapacity rendering breakages in the voter's registration exercise. Every four years, the electoral commission commences limited registration of voters who have turned 18 years old. In preparation for this year's general election, EC has begun the limited registration exercise to enroll those individuals who have turned 18 years old in the voter's list.

The preparation for this crucial exercise by the Electoral Commission had begun in certain designated places across the country. This is to allow various individuals to head to the nearby center to register. This registration exercise is basically being carried out at the various district centers. Data available indicates that the EC has recorded small numbers of registrants at various centers due to some inconveniences on the part of the EC.

Many individuals expressed their disappointment and grievances due to the malfunctioning systems the EC is using. This scenario raised the eyebrows of many people making the place so chaotic and noisy. At this point, many prospective registrants were in frustration and anxiety since they were left uncertain of when the registration process would take off. This experience made the registrants so discomfort.

The Electoral Commission however called for an urgent meeting to seek the best ways to resolve such unfortunate circumstances. This was actually necessary to restore the trust. According to the EC, the inability of the EC to execute the process within the given time frame was said to have been caused by technical breakages. The report by Bryt as of 6:00 am in the morning indicates that many centers were filled with registrants waiting for the process to begin.

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