EC registers 7.2m voters so far

A total of 7,279,237 eligible Ghanaian voters have been registered so far by the Electoral Commission in the ongoing voter registration exercise.

A lot of those captured are in the Greater Accra Region (1,524,600) followed by the Ashanti Region (1,319,498).

From the EC’s data, 63.8 per cent of the registered persons used the Ghana card as a breeder document while 1.8 per cent used the passport and 34.4 per cent used guarantors.

Also, 11,818 persons representing 0.2 per cent of the registered voters had their eligibility challenged – majority of them from the Oti and Ahafo Regions.

Meanwhile, the Northern Regional Police Command, on 17 July 2020 at 0800 hours, acting upon intelligence, arrested one Mumuni Abilla Yusif, 26, a data entry clerk at the Kpanshegu registration cluster in the North-East Gonja district of the Savana region at Vittin in the Tamale metropolis.

“A search in his room recovered one Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kit”, a statement issued by the command said.

“Further investigation led to the arrest of a second suspect, Mohammad Yushaw Kongsoha, 32 years, and the registration officer at Kpanshegu cluster”, the statement added.

The police command said at the time of the arrest of two suspects, “12 persons, including 10 males and 2 females, had been registered on 17 July 2020 between 0704 hours and 0800 hours at Vittin, which is not a designated registration centre”.

“The two are currently in the custody of the police assisting with the investigation”, the statement noted.

The police says after investigation, the suspects “will be charged with the appropriate cffences and put before court”.

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