The two days extension for exhibition inadequate-Mahama

Former PresidentJohn Dramani Mahama has suggested the two-day extension of the voter exhibition exercise is woefully inadequate.

Speaking at the press conference organised by the party to address their concerns over the ongoing exhibition exercise, he said the additional days are not enough to resolve the challenges identified in the ongoing exercise.

“Even though the occurrence of anomalies during voter exhibition exercises is not new, the sheer volume and magnitude of the recorded anomalies in the ongoing voter’s exhibition exercise are unusual, unprecedented and give us genuine cause for concern about the credibility of the register and the integrity of the electoral process.”

“This is particularly so given the limited amount of time that we have for the resolution of these major challenges. It is obvious that the EC, despite the desperate public relations attempts, recognises its failures and the potential challenges to the electoral process, of its actions. We believe that the decision to extend the exhibition period to Sunday, September 27 vindicates the position of the NDC. We, however, think that a two-day extension is inadequate to address the magnitude of issues to be resolved.”

“Finally, I wish to make an appeal to the international community and its election observers. Given all that has gone amiss with the electoral process and the likelihood of continued greater challenges ahead of the election, I would like to urge them to focus their lenses on Ghana and arrive earlier in-country than ever before,” he added.

The Electoral Commission (EC) has extended the Voters Exhibition Exercise from Friday, September 25, to Sunday, September 27.

A statement issued by the EC said it was of the view that the extension will allow more stakeholders to check and verify their registration details.

This, the EC says, is instrumental in achieving a clean and credible Voters Register.

The last day of the exhibition exercise will now be Sunday, September, 27.