Election 2016 NDC to hire experts to train electorates on voting

President John Mahama also said that the members who will be trained will be given sample ballot sheets to also educate others on how to vote

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

President Mahama has hinted that the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) will hire experts to train the party members on how to properly cast their votes in the upcoming elections.

President Mahama was speaking at a campaign rally at Wassa Akropong in the Western Region, with barely a week for the general elections.

“This year, I want us to widen the gap. The law states that you can only win with 50% plus, in 2012 we crossed that figure we had 50.7%. But they said the gap was not too much hence the court case which lingered for a while. But if we are able to widen the gap and get 56% or 60% they won’t be able to dispute it."

READ ALSO: 15.7 million voters on register expected to vote

He also said that the members who will be trained will be given sample ballot sheets to also educate others on how to vote.

 

In the 2012 general elections, 2.3 percent of the total votes cast were rejected by the Electoral Commission (EC). The rejected ballots (about 251,720 votes) recorded more ballots than most political parties that contested in the elections.

READ ALSO: Mahama will win one touch - Ephson

In 2008 205,438 ballots were also rejected in the general elections which saw Prof John Mills declared the winner. In this year too the figure was more than the votes recorded by some of the presidential candidates.

Even though this trend has been a source of worry to most stakeholders, some members of the general public have questioned the role of the NDC and political parties at large in educating people on how to vote especially when the National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE) is under-resourced to perform its mandate.

Download our mobile app today.

Android - Google Play Store

iPhone - Apple App Store

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos




Top Articles

1 In Central Region Police intercept a bunch of cedi notes in over 30...bullet
2 Election 2016 Ghana's presidential candidates make final push before votebullet
3 Chaos At Bus Stations NDC, NPP hijack buses at terminals as...bullet
4 Redevelopment Mahama opens Kejetia market today [Photos]bullet
5 2016 elections Nana Addo has won spiritually but… - Prophetbullet
6 Fraud Alert Fake US Embassy in Ghana shut down after a decade...bullet
7 In Eastern Region NDC DCE robbed at gunpointbullet
8 Election 2016 Weapons allegedly seized from an NDC sympathiserbullet
9 Electoral Commission My husband did not design new EC...bullet
10 Pulse Live Daily EC extends special voting exercise by...bullet

Top Videos

1 Kwame Nkrumah Interchange Water leaks from hole in wall at new Kwame...bullet
2 Obinim saga We had sex only once - Obinim victims confessbullet
3 Video IEA Presidential Townhall 2016bullet
4 Woyome Judgement Debt Kweku Baako dances over Amidu's winbullet
5 Obinim What happen'd when we fact checked Obinim's Bible knowledgebullet
6 Elections 2016 Nana Addo holds conference in Kumasi ahead of...bullet
7 Watch Kumchacha delivers Counselor Lutterodt from 'demons'bullet
8 Video Florence Obinim defends husband Bishop Obinimbullet
9 Accra Floods Adabraka floods after downpourbullet
10 Obinim Pastor charged with assault; sent to CID...bullet

News