At least about 35 minors have been challenged at the ongoing limited voters’ registration exercise in the Ahafo Region.
The Electoral Commission (EC) which started the exercise on June 17, 2019 is expected to end on July 7, 2019.
In a Citi News interview in Goaso, the Ahafo Regional Director of the Electoral Commission, Appiah Baffoe said a total of 14,000 people in the six constituencies in the region have so far been registered and cards have been issued to them.
“For almost two and a half weeks that we started, the Ahafo region has been able to register about fourteen thousand applicants. This time we are very fortunate, as at now, we’ve gotten about 35 challenged as compared to the previous exercises. In fact during the referendum exercise, for instance, they had more than 400 people challenged but this time the entire region, we’ve been able to register only 35 cases. The bases are that about two of them are foreigners and others are underaged,” he explained.
Mr. Appiah Baffoe said the EC has set up a committee in place to investigate the cases.
“What we do is, we have a committee that sits on the cases to adjudicate.”