The Member of Parliament for Ashaiman, Ernest Henry Norgbey, has raised red flags over some missing names on the provisional voters’ register.
Ernest Norgbey, who couldn’t find his name in the register in the ongoing exhibition exercise, claimed that 21,000 voters in his constituency have also had their names deleted from the electoral roll.
In a phone interview with Citi FM, Mr Norgbey further accused the Electoral Commission of deliberately removing such names from the register to disenfranchise some citizens.
“We have identified over 21,000 names that have been deleted from the register and it is just unfortunate that this has happened. We had a very peaceful registration in Ashaiman. There was no chaos. There was nothing untoward and at the end of the exercise, everything was smooth.”
“So it shouldn’t be that during the exhibition, our names will not be on the register, including myself, the MP of the constituency. It’s just unfortunate that this is happening. Be that it may, it also appears that it’s a deliberate attempt by the EC to remove certain categories of people from the register because if you look at the number of people from both the Volta Region and the Northern Region that have been deleted, it could be a deliberate attempt.”
He thus called on the EC to correct the anomaly as soon as possible to prevent any tension in the constituency.