The Electoral Commission’s Eminent Advisory Committee is set to meet with the Commission and the Inter Party Advisory Committee made up of the various political parties next Thursday, January 30, 2020.
The meeting was recommended by the Eminent Advisory Committee (EAC) after a crunch meeting with the Commission on Wednesday, January 15.
At the meeting, the 21-member Eminent Advisory Committee of the Electoral Commission (EC) called on all political parties and other stakeholders to remain calm urging the EC to further engage on plans to compile a new register for the 2020 polls.
However a statement issued by the Electoral Commission on January 24, 2020, and signed by its Acting Director of Public Affairs, Sylvia Annoh, said the meeting will seek to engage with the Inter Party Advisory Committee on the Electoral Commission’s plan to compile a new Voters’ register ahead of the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
The opposition National Democratic Congress which is a member of the Inter Party Advisory Committee has been kicking against the move to compile a new register.
Meanwhile other parties including the New Patriotic Party (NPP) are in support of the intention by the Commission to compile the new register.
Read the full statement below.