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Election 2020: Compiling new voters’ register risky – IMANI

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Renowned policy think tank, IMANI Africa, has once again raised doubts over the timelines set by the Electoral Commission for the compilation of a new voters’ register.

According to IMANI, the process of setting up a whole new system will be humanly impossible considering the limited time between now and the general elections.

Addressing the media Tuesday, March 10, Vice President of IMANI Africa, Bright Simmons reiterated that the risks involved in getting a new system far outweighs refurbishing the old one.

“We know from other countries that anytime they do a new biometric register, they have problems, in Nigeria, when they did their very first one, the system rejected the President of Nigeria. We know that in Kenya when they tried to implement their very first one it was so bad that they abandoned and went back to the old one…so new systems generally cause more problems.

“It is the same way with data, registering people over again versus using the existing data and cleaning it up, you cannot tell me that registering people all over again, 17 million people in 36, 000 locations across the country will be safer than that…but the EC says they will go ahead and do it notwithstanding anything that we have said so they have gone ahead and they have done some tendering.”

Last month Imani accused the Electoral Commission (EC) of deception and playing dangerous games with its decision to go ahead with a new Voters’ register ahead of the 2020 elections.

According to IMANI, the EC’s claims that it will cost just $56 million to procure a new system whilst the cost of refreshing and maintaining the existing one would cost $74 million are dangerous untruths.

The Electoral Commission despite stiff resistance by a section of the public and opposition parties has decided to go ahead with a new voters’ register ahead of the December polls.

The commission led by Jean Mensa has set April 18 to commence the compilation of a new voters register.

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Video of NPP And NDC Campaign Teams Allegedly Fighting In James Town Goes Viral

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A video that has stormed social media has both NPP and NDC campaign team clad in party colours involved in a bottle fight has gone viral.

According to Instagram blog thosecalledceleb, the event took place at James Town in Accra.

The said men captured in the video were seen chasing one another and some also throwing stones and bottles at each other. The exact cause of the fight is yet to be known.

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NPP and NDC Supporters Clash at Accra Jamestown. A peace walk by supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC) turned violent in Jamestown in the Odododiodio constituency this morning, Sunday October 25, 2020. . According to sources, the fight was intense on the ‘Atta Mills Highway’ at a popular junction known as ‘One Way’. . It is not clear what spark the supporters of incumbent NDC MP, Nii Lante Vanderpuye and NPP’s Nii Lante Bannerman to start violent exchanges. . The police say both parties have written their statements about what started the violence. So far, the number of injured or possible fatalities is yet to be confirmed.

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Nana Akufo-Addo Will Not Live To Celebrate His Victory In December – Odifour Kwabena Tawiah Says (Video)

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Many prophecies have been heard on the coming Presidential elections. It gets worse as the date draws nearer.

A Ghanaian Prophet, Odifour Kwabena Tawiah has stated that President Akufo -Addo will not live to see his re-election after the December 7 election.

The self styled man of God said in a video addressed to the office of the resident that some allies and close confidants have planned to strike him with sickness and that will be the end of the NPP flag-bearer.

He added that the President will win the elections come December but not survive the sickness and will never get the chance to assume his seat for the second term.

Watch him speak below.

 

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A Plus Defends Akufo-Addo’s Daughters Amid Sammy Gyamfi’s Corruption Allegations

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Musician and Political activist, Kwame A Plus has defended the daughters of President Akufo-Addo after the National Communications Officer of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi accused them of using their father’s name and influence to siphon money.

Sammy Gyamfi, yesterday on the NDC’s sponsored Programme on UTV accused the President’s daughters of using their father’s influence to collect money from state agencies and corporations in the name of their foundation.

However, General Manager of Class Media Group, A Plus believes the NDC communications officer’s accusations are unfair considering the amount of support the President’s daughters have offered to needy and vulnerable persons through their foundation.

A Plus however stated that this is the same thing the NPP did to Mr Ibrahim Mahama, brother of former President John Mahama during the previous administration.

 

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