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Mahama to speak on 'widespread anomalies' in provisional voters register

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong
Former President John Dramani Mahama
Former President John Dramani Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama will on Thursday, September 24, 2020 speak on what he terms as "widespread anomalies" in the provisional voters register for Election 2020, which the Electoral Commission is currently exhibiting.

A press statement issued by Mahama's Campaign Spokesman, James Agyenim-Boateng said Mr Mahama will speak to the nation from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) headquarters in Accra at 1pm.

He said the address will focus on the "integrity challenges of the electoral process and unfolding events that threaten to undermine Ghana's stability and democracy."

"Both Mr Mahama and his vice presidential candidate, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, have suspended their tours of the Bono and Central Regions respectively following reports of widespread anomalies in the Electoral Commission's provisional voters register, which is currently on exhibition at the polling stations throughout the country," the statement said.

Meanwhile the the Electoral Commission has reacted and said that the allegations that it was removing the names of supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) from the voters register ahead of Election 2020 was "unfounded."

In a press statement issued Wednesday evening, [September 23, 2020], the EC said, "Our attention has been drawn to statements in the media by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and its flagbearer to the effect that the Electoral Commission is carrying out an agenda to remove the names of its supporters and sympathisers from the Voters Register."

"This allegation is false," the EC said in the press statement.

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