The Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu says he is very concerned about the responses given by the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa at the meeting with the Special Budget Committee of Parliament.
He said he found her responses, troubling for the future of the country’s democracy.
According to the Tamale South legislator, Jean Mensa told the committee that the EC intends to phase the registration exercise in some 6,300 registration centres.
Haruna Iddrisu also claimed Jean Mensa said the Commission did not intend to use the data gathered by the National Identification Authority (NIA) from the Ghana Card registration, a decision Haruna Iddrisu said is worrying.
The Electoral Commission has recently come under serious scrutiny, especially from some opposition parties over its decision to compile a new voters’ register.
The EC has since been dragged to court by the largest opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) particularly for excluding the use of the current voters’ ID from the list of proofs of identification.
Meanwhile, the Commission has already commenced processes to start compiling the new register in a few weeks’ time.