The Electoral Commission (EC) says it has retrieved most of the missing names that were detected in the newly compiled voters’ register during the exhibitions exercise.
The Commission’s Director of Electoral Services, Dr Serebour Quaicoe on Joy FM’s Newsfile show Saturday, said the Commission is left with 17,000 names more to completely rectify the anomalies identified.
According to him, political stakeholders should not insist that the register is not credible due to the missing or voters identification number duplicates since the exhibition process is to help identify the issues of the register and duly correct them.
“That is why this is a provisional register. A provisional register in the sense that it is not final, there are a lot of things that have to happen including the exhibition exercise to happen and correct the issues found,” he stated.
Since the exhibition exercise commenced on Sunday, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has accused the Jean Mensa-led EC of deliberately deleting some names from the register to disenfranchise some electorates.
Reiterating his stance, Dr Quaicoe said although criticisms from stakeholders are welcomed, accusing the EC of certain intentional acts that would otherwise disrupt the democratic process of the country is unwarranted.
“The machines are operated by human beings and human beings will make the mistakes and the machine will generate it and when it is detected we do the correction.
“So they should understand that anything that has happened during the registration during and after the exhibition, so by the time the final register is out, all these challenges that we detected will not be found,” he stressed.