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Limited registration starts poorly in Tamale

The Electoral Commission’s limited voter’s registration exercise began smoothly in the Tamale metropolis lat Thursday, but with very poor attendance.

Almost all the Electoral Areas that the GNA visited at the start of the exercise showed very scanty attendances, thereby leaving Electoral Officials to idle.

At the Tishigu Electoral Area, only one person had registered as at 7:35AM and at the Kukuo Electoral Area, only two had registered as at 9:25AM.

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Mr Alexander Boateng, Returning Officer for the Tishigu Electoral Area expressed surprise about the low turnout and urged the people to come out to participate in the process to enable them to exercise their franchise.

Mr Abdulai Samed, Returning Officer for the Kukuo Electoral Area indicated that the station kit given to the area had developed problems and had to be changed before the process could commence.

He explained that due to financial constraints, the EC had assigned each registration team two Electoral Areas to register eligible voters, and that after five days, the team would move to another Electoral Area on the 4th of May, before bringing the process to a close on May 8, 2016. 

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