One could still vote without Voter ID Card – NCCE
Mr Sadique Saeed, the Wassa Amenfi East District Director of the National Commission for Civic Education(NCCE) has said without a voter ID card one could still vote in the forthcoming general elections.
He said under the C.I 94, the electorates would be verified biometrically and manually so as not to disenfranchise any person who has duly registered and qualify to vote.
Mr Saeed this during a community public education forum at Jukwa -Hemang, organized by the NCCE and supported by the European Union to educate citizens on voter responsibilities.
In attendance of the programme were the Constituency Secretary of NPP, Parliamentary aspirant of PPP, Research and Investigation Officer of NDC, the Police Service, media, Chief and elders of Jukwa/Hemang.
Mr Saeed, making reference to Article 42 of the Ghana’s 1992 Constitution, urged everyone who has registered to exercise his/her franchise in the forthcoming elections.
He said as part of the public education programme his outfit has visited several communities, churches, mosques and radio stations to educate the electorates on their civic rights and responsibilities as well as on the CI 94.
Mr Saeed expressed concern about the increasing figures of rejected ballots after every election which he noted has financial implications on the country and the eventual winner in the elections.
Police Inspector Daniel Adjei of the Wassa Amenfi Command of the Ghana Police Service, urged the youth to stay away from alcohol, dangerous riding of motorbikes and to respect those in authority so as to create a peaceful atmosphere for the elections to be conducted.
He urged all to dismiss any fears that the 2016 elections would be characterized by violence and assured the general public that the police service has put in place appropriate measures to ensure that the elections are violence free.
Mr Stephen Loglo of Kasapreko FM, advised those who phone in onto radio discussions to desist from hiding behind mobile phones to utter foul languages.
He appealed to the various political party activists to always endeavour to exercise some level of decorum during political talk shows since such utterances could incite their supporters against others.
Nana Awensi II, chief of Hemang Mpatase, thanked the National Commission for Civic Education and European Union for organizing the programme in his community and urged all his subjects and the people of Jukwa and Hemang to adhere to the laws of the state.