Voters’ Registration Exercise: EC Debunks False Inform …
The Electoral Commission of Ghana has cast doubt on the authenticity of a photograph circulating on social media purporting to be a scene at one of its registration centers.
The photograph depicts overcrowding of persons and non-compliance to the basic Covid-19 safety protocols which were to be observed at some of the centers on day 1 of the exercise.
In a statement signed by the EC’s acting Director of Public Affairs, Sylvia Annoh, the Commission challenged the authenticity of a photograph making rounds on various social media platforms hence reiterated that the photo does not show the usual characteristics of EC registration center set up.
Although, the Commission did not give details about the said photograph but said, “It just shows a large crowd gathered together in an area”.
The country’s election management body has therefore asked the public to disregard the said photograph because the scene in it is not a registration center of the EC.
“This is not true. They will not be disenfranchised”, it assured.
Quoting C.I 126, the Commission said any registered voter can guarantee for up to 10 people, but those who exceed the limit “will be picked up by our system and prosecuted”.
According to the EC, it has asked the public to be circumspect and disregard the false information circulating.
By: Felicia Gyasiwaah Dadzie / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com / email@example.com / Ghana / 2020