Following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in Ghana, the Electoral Commission (EC) has suspended the voters registration exercise.
The exercise was originally scheduled to begin on April 18, 2020 ahead of the December 7 polls.
Speaking to journalists in Accra after an IPAC meeting Wednesday, Dr Serebour Quiacoe, Director of Electoral Services at the Commission said: “We had planned to do the registration on the 18th but because of the pandemic, we can’t do it on the 18th, so, we are observing what is happening around Ghana and the global issue…so, when it gets to a time that we think the situation is fertile for us to commence with the registration then we can do it.”
The opposition National Democratic Congress has waged a strong sustained campaign against the new voters’ register.
The largest opposition party last week sued the Electoral Commission at the Supreme Court over its decision to compile a new Voters’ register ahead of the 2020 .
However, the EC insists that compiling a new voters’ register which will save the country some GHC170 million is in the best interest of Ghana.