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Political Parties asked to discourage registration of minors, aliens

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Political parties in Ghana have been asked to discourage the registration of aliens and minors as voters in the forthcoming voters’ registration exercise.

Mr. John Bosco Yaagi, Upper West Regional Deputy Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has cautioned, who made the call,  said such tendency could result in the blotting of the voters’ register, thereby making it incredible.

Mr Yaagi was speaking at the inauguration of the Wa West District inter-party dialogue committee, at Wechieu.

The Committee will among other objectives address problems associated with campaigning by the political parties, and provide appropriate strategy to promote peace and resolve conflicts in the district to ensure free, fair and peaceful elections in December.

Mr Yaagi advised leaders of political parties to ensure that their followers abstained from physically attacking people that would be suspected to be aliens during the forthcoming registration exercise.

He said: “There are procedures for challenging the eligibility of a citizen’s registration. All and sundry should use this procedure instead of physically attacking people suspected to be minors or aliens”.

Mr. Yaagi called on adherents of democracy to persuade party supporters to refrain from insulting their political opponents and engaging in acts that could result in confusion during the electioneering.

Mr. George Dery, Wa West District Director of the NCCE, tasked the committee to hold regular meetings and deal with potentially dangerous political situations.

Source: GNA

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