NDC exhibits biometric register for members

BY: Timothy Gobah
Samuel Ofosu Ampofo

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has begun the process of exhibiting its biometric voters register for its members.

The exercise, which commenced yesterday, and will continue till Friday, October 30, will also enable about two million registered members of the party to verify their names on the register.

The Director of Elections and a National Vice Chairman of the NDC, Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, made this known at the end of a two-day orientation exercise on the exhibition of the party’s biometric register in Cape Coast last Tuesday.

He said the party was conducting the exercise in an open and transparent manner to ensure that all aspirants were satisfied with the results of the election on November 7.

“We are desirous to make the forthcoming elections more credible, open and transparent so that all aspirants will be satisfied at the end of the exercise,” he stressed.
National Electoral College

He said the expansion of the electoral college had given a boost to the party’s democracy and indicated that “we have given voice to as many of our members as possible to exercise their franchise.”

Membership

Mr Ampofo expressed delight at the present core membership of the party, saying “even though we envisage a figure, the current two million membership on our register is overwhelming.”

That, he said, was an indication that the party was developing in leaps and bounds and also attracting more people.

He, therefore, called on members to continue the crusade and espouse the good works that the NDC, under the leadership of President John Dramani Mahama, was doing.

Mr Ampofo also appealed to all executive members to intensify their activities towards giving President Mahama a 100-per cent endorsement on November 7.

NDC registers 143,248 in C/R

Meanwhile, the NDC has registered 143,248 members in the recent biometric exercise in the Central Region.

The Central Regional Organiser of the party, Mr Kwesi Dawood, told the Daily Graphic that 5,105 had registered in Awutu/Senya, 7,142 in Cape Coast North and 5,781 in Cape Coast South.

He said Efutu had 4,677, Ekumfi 7,819, Gomoa Central, 4,407; Gomoa East 5,158; and Gomoa West, 8,068.

Hemang Lower Denkyira,7,486; Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA), 7,051; Mfantseman, 10,009; Upper Denkyira East 5,410; Upper Denkyira West, 4,209; Abura-Asebu-Kwamankesi, 5,813; Agona East,9,102; Agona West, 4,924; Ajumako-Enyan-Esien 7,498; Ajumako-Odobren, 8,251; Twifo- Ati-Mokwa, 4,528; Assin Central, 5,144; Assin South, 4,816; Assin, 5,743 and Awutu/Senya East, 5,030.

On the purpose of the exhibition of the register, Mr Dawood said the frontline constituency executives and their directors of election were to meet their other constituency and branch executive members to explain to them the exhibition processes.

He said the exhibition should take place in all branches with the branch executive in charge, noting, however, that constituency executive members should supervise, while the regional executive members monitor.

He warned the executive members against “photocopying, reproducing, altering, scanning or duplicating the register, saying, “it is a serious anti party behaviour to do so.”