Voters’ register should not set Ghana on warpath-Peace Council

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The Ag. Executive Secretary for the National Peace Council, George Amo, has admonished all Ghanaians not to allow the voters register  brouhaha to set the country on a warpath.

According to him, if the voters register is new and credible, “it should be accepted likewise if it’s old and credible, it should also be accepted.”

Mr Amo made the comments when members of the Mass Action Committee, a civil society organization, paid a courtesy call on the National Peace Council to  drum home the point for a new voters register.

He said said “the credibility of the register should be the focal consideration and if we are able to do that- shifting our positions from old or new to the credibility of the electoral roll, then Ghana will get somewhere.”

“We on our part will continue to press on the political parties that it is important we don’t look at whether new or old, let us move the discussion further to the credibility of any electoral roll we have in Ghana.”

Atik Mohammed, the convener of the Mass Action Committee  said his group  finds the decision of the EC to compile a new voter register as both appropriate and timely, adding its support for the EC “is guided by technical viability concerns of the present Biometric Voter Management System and financial considerations.”

He also urged the Peace Council to advise some leaders who are threatening the EC on the compilation of the new register to desist from it, as they are creating fear and panic.

Ghana|| Abigail Owusu