‘You’re very incompetent’ – Chris Dugan blasts EC Boss over delays during voter registration exercise

A member of the communications team of the NDC, Chris Dugan has accused the Electoral Commission (EC) of deliberately delaying the voter registration exercise in the strongholds of the opposition party in some parts of the country.

The electoral management body commenced the exercise for new voters today, May 7, 2024 but not without challenges that delayed the process and generated long queues at the registration centres.

In Ashaiman, for instance, XYZ reporter Alber Cheetam reported that only 3 voter ID cards had been printed by mid-day due to network challenges. In the Weija Gbawe constituency, no person had been registered by 1pm due to technical callenges.

Reports from Sefwi Wiawso, Kasoa, Kpassa, and Upper East East indicated that the processes had halted because of network challenges.

Registration for first-time voters could not begin at the former head office of the Electoral Commission (EC) at North in Accra until after mid-day. The delay, just like other parts of the country, was attributed to technical difficulties.

Jean Mensa, EC Chairperson

But the NDC communicator who was speaking on Inside Politics programme on TV XYZ intimated that the delay was orchestrated by the Jean mensa-led EC in some strongholds of the NDC just to discourage eligible persons from taking part in the exercise.

Chris Dugan told host Mugabe Maase in Akan  that “The EC deliberartely stifled the process to discourage our people from registering for their cards.”

According to him, some bigwigs from the governing New Patritic Party (NPP) had collaborated with the EC to cause that challenges while the exercise was fairly successful in their strongholds.

“How do you begin such a crucial exercise without checking the efficiency of your machines?” he quizzed and added that the EC Boss, Jean Mensa, has always created confusion in any election related activity she has handled due to her incompetence.

He went to caution the EC chairperson that the NDc will not sit aloof for her to create chaos with her attitude, stressing that they will monitor every move she makes and expose any of her ulterior motives that will mar the integrity of the office she occupies.

“This Electoral Commission believes they will decide who will lead the country. Hell no…the Electoral Commission has become an evil commission with these tactics,” he stated.

“This is a machinery they are using to rig the elections. But Bawumia whom they want to rig the elections for cannot be a president.”

The limited registration for first-time voters takes place Today, 7th – 27th May 2024.

Replacement of lost ID cards takes place on 30th May.


Source: Myxyzonline.com


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