The Electoral Commission of Ghana has disproven claims by Member of Parliament from the Ashaiman Constituency in the Greater Accra Region that his own name is missing along with 7,000 other voters from the provisional register that is currently on public exhibition.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ashaiman, Ernest Henry Norgbey gave the Electoral Commission (EC) a 48-hour ultimatum to restore the names of some 7,000 prospective voters allegedly omitted from the constituency’s electoral roll.
Ernest Norgbey had claimed that some 167,000 voters were captured on the Ashaiman constituency’s electoral roll, a claim disputed by the Electoral Commission. According to the EC, that is categorically false and that it registered 160,058 persons instead.
In a statement release this Saturday, the EC said “as with all registrations, a number of people who register may find themselves on the Exception List or the Multiples List.” The statement continued that “a number of names may also be missing for reasons resulting from incomplete transfer of data.”
The Electoral Commission further said that the essence of the exhibition is to rectify those anomalies so there is nothing deliberate about any instance of missing names as claimed by the Member of Parliament from Ashaiman.
As for claims that the MP himself is not captured on the displayed list of registered voters, the EC published pictorial evidence showing the image of the MP on the displayed list.