The 2024 flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has scheduled a visit to some centers used for the ongoing limited voter registration exercise.
According to a release sighted by 3news.com on Friday, September 15, Mr Mahama will tour the centers which are all in the Greater Accra Region.
He will first visit the headquarters of the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC) before proceeding to Adenta, La and Tema district offices.
The limited voter registration exercise began on Tuesday, September 12 and scheduled to end on Monday, October 2.
Its start was met with resistance as the NDC as well as other political parties and civil society groups rejected the decision by the EC to have it done only in districts instead of electoral areas.
Nonetheless, the public, particularly first-time voters, was urged to take part fully in the exercise.
Mr Mahama called on the EC to heed to the calls to have the registration moved closer to the voters.
“I wish to add my voice to those who have called on the EC to reconsider its decision to restrict the registration exercise to its district offices only,” he said in a Facebook Live session on Wednesday, September 6.
“It is also our very strong recommendation that in line with regulation 22(b) of CI 91 as amended by CI 126, the Commission listens to the call for the extension of the exercise to take place in the electoral areas and not limited to the district offices of the Commission.
“This will curb many inconveniences including transportation, lack of money to move from distant locations and access.”