The Deputy EC Chair, Mr Samuel Natey has said that the Electoral Commission of Ghana does not need anyone’s approval to compile a new Voter’s register.
He made this statement in reaction to news about opposition parties calling against the compilation of a new voter’s register.
“EC is an independent organization and it was actually accepted by the constitution. It has a clear mandate, a clear function, and we all work in the interest of the Nation. What the EC thinks is the best is what they can do so it is not up to one or two political parties to decide for the people.” He said.
According to him, no matter the position that will be taken by the political parties it cannot counter-act the constitutional mandate given by the EC so far as the compilation of a new voters register is concerned.
“I’m not privy to the press conference so I don’t know the political parties who are saying that there’s no need. What I’m saying is that even if they have their position, definitely that one cannot counter-act the constitutional mandate given by the EC so far as the compilation of a new voters register is concerned” he stated.
He also stated that the 1992 Constitution has given the Commission a mandate to compile a new voter’s register and then revise it at such periods that it may consider necessary.