Talensi preparation is about 95% – EC

The Electoral Commission of Ghana has said they are 95% set for Tuesday’s by-election in Talensi in the Upper East region.
“On a scale of zero to 100, I can say that preparation is about 95%. We are almost through with all the preparation. As we speak, all materials needed are ready, we have trained our officials and will finish some additional training for our presiding officers by 2:00pm today.

“We will begin dispatching materials to polling centers at 4am on Tuesday. So let me say that we are about 95% through with our preparation,” the Public Affairs Director of the Electoral Commission, Christian Owusu Parry said.

The by-election is a straight fight between the ruling National Democratic Congress’ BT Baba and Thomas Duanab of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP). The poll has become necessary following the enskinment of the MP for the area Robert Nachinab Mosore as chief of the Tolon traditional area.

Addressing the issue of voter transfer, the EC spokesperson said: “A registered voter has the right to transfer a vote and if the person wants to do this, it is done 42 days to the election; and you will remember that we had some transfers done already. So I don’t know what the NPP is talking about.”

Public campaigning has officially ended.
Credit: TV3

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