What briefing did you get from the National Identification Authority (NIA) before deciding to use the Ghana card as the sole document for continuous voter registration?
That is the question from the NDC Professionals Forum in the US who are shocked at the controversial decision of the election management body.
The group is convinced the EC had no discussions with the NIA before taking the decision because the move is contrary to the evidence on the ground.
Despite starting earlier and undertaking the registration for years, the NIA has so far managed to register less than 17 million Ghanaians as against the over 17 million on the EC’s voters’ register.
Speaking to Sena Nombo on the Gold Morning Conversation, President of NDC Pro-Forum US Arnold Appiah said the decision leaves more questions than answers as the NIA is still struggling to meet its targets.
The IT Professional wondered how the EC planned to use an uncompleted database for such a sensitive exercise.
Arnold Appiah fears the EC maybe on the course to disaster and may be the preparing to use the NIA as a scapegoat for any failures in the process and the subsequent elections.
In an earlier interview with Sena Nombo, Deputy Chairperson of the Electoral Commission Dr. Bossman Asare said the decision to use Ghana card as the sole document for voter registration was endorsed by IPAC.
According to him, the only party that was absent from that IPAC meeting was the National Democratic Congress.
He argued that all parties and Civil Society Organizations present backed the decision not to allow the vouching process and use of any other identification documents including passport.