Tension is mounting at Asamankese in the Lower West Akim Constituency of the Eastern region as hundreds of names of electorates have been mysteriously deleted from the electoral roll that is being exhibited.
Notable among the people whose names are missing from the new register despite having their cards is Madam Shirley Naana Osei Ampem, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Women’s Organiser for the Eastern Region.
She said her name was not on the electoral roll when she visited the exhibition centre at Salvation Army School at Asamankese, where she had previously registered as a voter.
“I was not the only one in my household whose name had mysterious been missing from the register. My other family members who registered with me could not find their names,” Naana Osei Ampem said in an interview with Daakyehene Ofosu Agyemang on Power FM.
“Ten people in my household couldn’t found their names,” she added as she bemoaned the “incompetence” of the Electoral Commission.
To her, the development is a sinister move by the Jean Mensa-led Electoral Commission (EC) to expunge names of some NDC sympathizers from the electoral roll ahead of the December 7 polls.
Madam Naana Osei Ampem, who was certain the “tactics” will not see the light of day, urged all eligible voters to visit the registration centres and check their names to ensure that all details on their ID cards correspond to those on the electoral roll.
Last Friday when the exhibition exercise commenced, reports of omission of names were widely recorded across various centres.
In Ashaiman, the MP, Ernest Henry Norgbey, told Power News his name was not on the register together with some 21,000 electorates.
After confronting the Electoral Commission of the situation, Mr Norgbey said he was disappointed in the EC because the reason they gave for the confusion was not tangible, adding that the EC sought to discredit his person and downplay the severity of the error which could disenfranchise the individuals.