‘We Want A Ghanaian Election, Not A West African Election’ – Akufo-Addo On Voters’ Registration

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President Nana Akufo Addo addressed Ghanaians once again on Monday, June 29 ahead of the famous voters’ registration by insisting non-Ghanaians should stay away from the registration otherwise they will be dealt with severely.

He subsequently encouraged all eligible voters (Ghanaians of 18 years and above) to register with the Electoral Commission to enable them vote to elect a president and a parliamentarian of their choice.

President Akufo-Addo urged all Ghanaians to ensure only qualified persons find their names in the voter’s register, saying “We must all make sure that persons who do not meet the requirements, as set out clearly in the Constitution, do not find their names into the register. If you aid the registration of an ineligible person, and you are caught, you will face the full rigours of the law.”

He continued: “The election on 7th December must be a Ghanaian election, not a West African election, conducted with a voter register of Ghanaians. That is the only way the true will of the Ghanaian people can manifest.”

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Using your God-given and constitutional rights costs nothing, but staying home can come at a very steep price. The pandemic, notwithstanding, we have to strengthen Ghanaian democracy,” he said and added that “It is, thus, vitally important that all eligible voters register, so, on the designated day of 7th December, they can vote to choose the President of the nation, and the Member of Parliament of their area. In effect, our vote, our thumb, is the expression of our individual sovereign power as a citizen, which we should cherish and guard at all times,” he concluded.

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