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Ghana voter reg on track to end May 5

Ghana’s third phase of biometric voter registration has now been completed, and electoral officials say the process is on track to end on 5 May as scheduled.

The Public Affairs Director of the Electoral Commission (EC), Christian Owusu Parry, says the EC would have to conclude the ongoing biometric registration exercise, which is expected to end on May 5, before it can have any justification to extend the deadline.

Some Political parties have called for the extension of the exercise but Owusu Parry said the EC will only take that decision if a lot of Ghanaians have still not registered after the deadline. He said at the moment, no extension of the deadline was planned.

The Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, described the exercise as very successful, despite of the technical hitches which has bedevilled the process in some parts of the country.

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