Elec­toral com­mis­sion steps up prepa­ra­tion for elec­tions

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The elec­toral com­mis­sion of Ghana has dis­missed lo­cal me­dia re­ports that the elec­toral body is not fully pre­pared to or­ga­nize the an­tic­i­pated Novem­ber 7 pres­i­den­tial, par­lia­men­tary and lo­cal elec­tions.

Some par­lia­men­tar­i­ans ex­pressed con­cern that the elec­toral com­mis­sion might not be ready to ad­min­is­ter the polls on Novem­ber 7 fol­low­ing meet­ings with res­i­dents of their con­stituen­cies and other elec­tion stake­hold­ers.

But Eric Dza­k­pasu, the spokesman for the elec­toral com­mis­sion, says the elec­toral body is im­ple­ment­ing mea­sures to en­sure it is pre­pared to or­ga­nize the polls.

“The Elec­toral Com­mis­sion of Ghana has been pre­par­ing fever­ishly to have the elec­tion con­ducted on the 7th of Novem­ber. All our ac­tiv­i­ties are geared to­wards hav­ing the elec­tion on the 7th of Novem­ber so if par­lia­ment passes the bill, we are very con­fi­dent that we will be able to con­duct the elec­tion on the 7th of Novem­ber,” said Dza­k­pasu.

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