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EC calls off voters registration exercise on Eid al-Adha day

The Electoral Commission has canceled its plan to conduct voters registration on Friday 31st July which has been declared a statutory public holiday to mark the celebration of Eid-Al-Adha.

The EC Chairperson, Jean Mensah has come under heavy bashing among a section of the public for allowing registration on the day which is a big day for Muslims.

But in a statement released by the EC, the electoral management body informs the public that it has reverted to the original timetable for the last phase of the 2020 voters registration exercise.

In view of this, the EC said the last and final phase of the voters registration exercise will take place from 1st – 6th of August, as earlier scheduled.

The Public is hereby informed that the Commission will not undertake the Voters Registration Exercise on Friday the 31st of July, 2020. The voters registration exercise will resume on Saturday the 1st of August to Thursday the 6th of August 2020. The Commission apologizes for any inconvenience caused by its earlier release. 

“The Commission takes this opportunity to wish all Muslims a Happy Eid al-Adha,” the statement added.

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