Busing people to register is not a good practice – Dr. Sarpong

Dr Smart Sarpong, senior lecturer and a Senior Research Fellow of the Kumasi Technical University’s Institute of Research, Innovation and Development

Dr Smart Sarpong, senior lecturer and a Senior Research Fellow of the Kumasi Technical University’s Institute of Research, Innovation and Development says in a radio interview that he stands against busing people to the registration centre.

It is a fundamental, civil and political right called the first generational right and an individual decision, therefore, there is no need busing people to the registration centres, he added.

Dr Sarpong commended the Electoral Commission for their cluster system of registration. He noted that the cluster system has worked.

Electoral Commission cluster is such that there are four (4) or five (5) polling station are available at a goal within an area where an individual can walk in to register. What is the need of going there as a group on a bus, he said.

Why must individual right be expressed in groups to the extent of busing people to the registration centres, he asked.

Looking at how parked the pick-up was with people, have they not been coaxed or arranged to go and register, he added.

“Electoral Commission has expended the electoral areas to the extent that it is just a walking distance to any polling station. Anywhere group of people that come to registration centres in group buses must be arrested because it is suspicious,” he concluded.

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