An honorary executive with Imani Africa, Bright Simons says the ongoing voters’ registration exercise is the most divisive electoral process seen so far in the country.
The registration has been characterised by chaos as there has been clashes between the two main political parties as well as with security officers.
Both parties have disagreed on the compilation of the voters registration exercise and that has led to several chaos as well as violence.
Bright Simons speaking on Joy FM’s Newsfile says the EC should embark on a reconciliation exercise with the major opposition parties because the whole process has been very divisive.
“I think the EC should be able to embark on wide range reconciliation exercise with the major opposition parties and some sections of our society. There should be a proper dialogue. This is the most divisive electoral process we have seen so far”
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has accused the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the Electoral Commission of planning to discenfranchise some Ghanaians to enable the NPP win the elction.
Right from the very day discussions about the compilation of the voters register surfaced, there has been total disagreemnet between the NDC and the EC.
The NDC challenged the EC several times in court to stop the process but that never materialized.
The Electoral Commission (EC) has so far registered 16,663,699 persons in the exercise that ended on August 6.
There have today August 8, 2020, began a two-day mop-up exercise.
This exercise will be done at all EC district offices in Ghana.