2016 elections Ghana needs a National Identity document – Justice Crabbe

According to him, the issue is very sensitive and needs to be given the necessary attention.

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A former chairman of the electoral commission, Justice VCRAC Crabbe has backed calls for a national identity document to sanitize Ghana’s electoral register.

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Justice Crabbe

 

According to him, the issue is very sensitive and needs to be given the necessary attention.

“If you go to Aflao, that’s the border town. Apart from that border town, how do you know the boundary of Ghana and the boundary of Togoland? The people in the area belong to one ethnic group community. They are not worried about the line which somebody drew some years to get this part being Gold Coast and that part being a Togoland,” he said on the Citi Breakfast Show.

“In Uganda, I know of the case where the vice president’s brother was a minister in Kenya. The same mother; the same father. The problem is not only related to us. It’s an exercise which we have to take very seriously and perhaps, if we are able to sort it out, the other problems will solve themselves up,” Justice Crabbe added.

Political parties in the country seem divided on the need for a new voters register ahead of the 2016 general elections.

Dr. Mahamamudu Bawumia play

Dr. Mahamamudu Bawumia

 

The vice presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Dr. Mahamamudu Bawumia has alleged that the party has discovered 76,286 potential names and faces of individuals in both Ghana and Togo register.

According to him, the evidence is damning and shows that Ghana's register is bloated for which the party is pushing an agenda to get the voters' register expunged and replaced with a new one.

General Secretary of NDC, Asiedu Nketia is the only one who has the mandate to issue the presidential forms to a presidential aspirant. play

General Secretary of NDC, Asiedu Nketia is the only one who has the mandate to issue the presidential forms to a presidential aspirant.

 

However, the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress, Johnson Asiedu Nketia has stated that claims by Dr Bawumia are fraudulent and frivolous.

According to him, "the claims made by the NPP lacks merit and cannot be used as grounds for a new register."

Addressing a press in rebuttal to claims by the leadership of the NPP, Mr Nketia said the use of 2010 census by the NPP to justify figures in 2012 register ignores populations growth adding that "figures described by Dr Bawumia on the statistical service on the economy was cooked yet trusts their population figures."

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