SHS were reopened for voter registration not WASSCE - NDC

The Director of Elections of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, has alleged that the motive government allowed senior high school students to return wasn’t about examinations.

Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, NDC’s Director of Elections

According to the NDC, the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) is not the main reason the students are in school but for the voter registration.

Addressing a press conference in Accra today, the Director of Elections, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah said the reopening was part of an ”illegal scheme” orchestrated by the ruling NPP to have the students register.

“We (the NDC) remind the EC that according to C.I. 91 they are required to gazette a designated polling centre for 21 days. In the absence of that, any so-called registration centre, be it in a school or elsewhere is illegal,” Mr Afriyie Ankrah said.

“It is true that the EC was quick to refer to their mandate as prescribed by CI 91 but they conveniently left out portions of the same CI that compels them to gazette for a dened number of days.

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