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Disenfranchised Youth of Ellembelle, a pressure group is calling on the government to investigate into circumstances surrounding the missing of over 500 names from the national voters register at Ellembelle.

The group accused the Electoral Commission (EC) of disenfranchising the eligible voters from the area and threatened to place an injunction on the impending local Assembly elections if their grievances are not addressed.

They made the call at a press conference at Nkroful in the Ellembelle Constituency in the Western Region on Monday.

Spokesperson of the group, Kwesi Hanson wondered why the names of many electorates in the constituency could not be traced in the register.

He explained that the omission was only detected during the recent voter exhibition exercise conducted by the Commission.

He named Anyinase North, the cocoa growing area in the constituency and parts of the southern belt of Essiama, Anyinase as affected areas.

Mr Hanson also called on the EC boss to reopen the voter register in that constituency or restore the names of all those who could not find their names in the register.

He explained that officials of the EC at the local level appeared uncooperative in handling the matter following an attempt made to get them (officials) in the Ellembelle District to respond to their plight.

He, therefore, appealed to President Akuffo Addo, members of the council of state, national chairman of New Patriotic Party, Freddie Blay, and other stakeholders in government to intervene in the matter.

The leadership of the group visited the Ellembelle District Office of the Electoral Commission to present a petition, but no official was ready to receive the petition.
Source: Daily Graphic

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