The Electoral Commissioner, of Ghana, Jean Adukwei Mensah has vowed not to recall all the voter’s ID Cards with duplicated ID numbers issued by the EC to multiple applicants in the just ended registration exercise which could led to confusion in elections 2020.
To this effect, EC decided to ignore all efgorts by Some Civil Society Organisations, CSOs for the correction of these anomaly tells the EC’s level of commitment to delivering a Free, Fair and Transparent Elections.
CARE GHANA, a Civil Society Organisation indicated that voter ID applicants sharing same ID numbers which supposed to be unique, are shared to multiple individuals and it depicts a degree of incompetence.
CARE GHANA, on 2 July, 2020 drew the attention of the Electoral Commission, EC to this anomaly across the country during the just ended registration exercise but shown no any interest to correct this anomaly which could mar the sanctity of the upcoming general elections.
Below Is The Statement By CARE GHANA
EC TO CREATE CONFUSION IN THE 7th DECEMBER,
2020 ELECTIONS – “CARE” GHANA
The Electoral Commission’s refusal to recall all the voter’s ID cards with duplicated ID numbers issued by the EC to applicants in the just ended registration exercise poses threats of confusion in the 7
December, 2020 general elections.
The decision to ignore our call for the correction of these anomaly tells the EC’s level of commitment to delivering a Free, Fair and Transparent Elections.
This poses an enormous threat to the assurance of a peaceful and credible elections come December 7, 2020.
Care for Free and Fair Elections Ghana “CARE” GHANA on 2 July, 2020 drew the attention of the Electoral Commission to the duplication of the ID numbers to the voter ID cards issued by the EC
to applicants across the country.
Sharing ID numbers supposed to be unique and distinctive to an applicant with multiple individuals depicts a degree of incompetence. However, EC has not shown any
interest in correcting this anomaly which potentially can mar the sanctity of the upcoming general elections.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For instance, both Rev. Prof. Paul Frompong – Manso the
Superintendent of the Assemblies of God Church and his wife Gladys
Frimpong – Manso’s ID numbers to the voter’s ID cards issued by the
Electoral Commission to them have been duplicated. These
individuals share the same ID numbers with Sackey Magdalene and
Danyo Diana respectively, but registered at different registration centers.
The following are also a few among close to two thousand applicants who’s ID numbers have been duplicated.
1. Rev. Prof. Paul Frimpong – Manso and Sackey Magdalene shares ID number – 4465002414
2. Danyo Diana and Gladys Frimpong – Manson shares ID
3. Wiafe Daniel Asante and Abdala Adama shares ID number – 4465002432
4. Mensah Kweku and Ologo Deborah shares ID number –
5. Fifty Naa Amankwah and Agyare Naomi shares ID number – 4465002451
6. Abbay Isaac Nee Kommey and Agbezi Christiana shares ID number – 4465002469
7. Asabea Doris and Obodai – Said Jerry Jacob shares ID
number – 4465002478
8. Senehey Olivia and Obodai – Said Doris Aheney shares ID number – 4465002487
9. Amofa Agnes and Akpe Dede shares ID number –
10. Ganyo Edith and Ankrah Priscilla shares ID number – 4465002504
Interestingly, these individuals guaranteed for some other people. Therefore, in an unlikely event where any of these individuals with duplicated ID numbers are found to be ineligible to participate in the 2020 elections therefore challenged in the exhibition exercise and removed, what will be the
fate of the applicants they vouched for?
This obviously can disenfranchise many innocent eligible voters and possibly heighten tension leading to confusion.
We are very worried about the botching preparation towards the 2020 general elections by the Electoral Commission.
This therefore demonstrate
the EC’s lack of commitment and preparedness for the elections. We urge the Electoral Commission to take serious the upcoming elections and immediately take steps to correct this anomaly to inspire hope and
David Kumi Addo
Executive Secretary “CARE” GHANA