‘I only wanted to be sure’ – George Loh defends decision to partake in voters registration pilot

Wed, 3 Jun 2020 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

The Regional Vice Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Volta Region, George Loh, said he participated in the voter registration pilot because he wanted to be sure what the procedure entails.

In a Citifmonline report, the former North Dayi MP added that he wanted to have more proof to make it easier when defending the party’s arguments on why the new register is not needed.

“I wanted to be sure that the EC would or would not do what they claimed they will do. So if they are piloting what they are saying are new machines, don’t we deserve to know what kind of things they are doing and if there are any hunky punky games, we prepare ourselves? So all those doing mischief with the thing should stop because the card they even gave is a dummy card. I cannot even use it for any election,” he stated.

Mr. Loh pointed out that several challenges during the registration process.

“I spent close to 20 minutes even going through the process that was bad. In the middle of the process, they had to carry the tables and everything because rains were coming. They were talking about facial recognition which we didn’t see. They were not even forthcoming with answers to questions. You ask a question and they don’t want to talk because I believe they’ve been instructed not to answer pertinent questions.

“For me, the important thing is that the exercise is a confirmation of our stance as NDC that we are on the right track in opposing a totally new register. Because from what I went through, even the 700,000 that we anticipate to happen in the limited registration would be a problem, let alone 18 million Ghanaians that would have to be registered, coupled with people not having a Ghana card and passport. When I went, I deliberately said I didn’t have any NIA card or passport. So now they had to look for people to come and vouch for me and that process in itself took some time and it was problematic. So clearly, we are saying that we have been vindicated,” He indicated.

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