The integrity of the Ghana card, according to Dr. Peter Otokunor, deputy general secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has allegedly been compromised.
According to him, “political and shady techniques are being utilized to discriminate against persons who are otherwise eligible to hold the Ghana card.”
In an interview with Joy FM’s Top Story on Monday, Dr. Otokunor made this statement.
Because of the political prejudice this administration is using while registering members, he added, “The Ghana card is experiencing an integrity dilemma.”
He claims that by removing these obstacles to registration, the card’s integrity might be recovered.
Additionally, in response to Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia’s suggestion that the Ghana Card might end up becoming the main form of identification for voters in future elections, Dr. Otukunor expressed a different point of view on the matter.
He claims that he opposes using the Ghana card in place of voter identification in the 2024 elections.
“Nobody should delude him or herself that making such comments and bringing such public discourse will get Ghanaians to support the idea that we are going to use the Ghana card for elections,” he stressed.
He explained that this is due to the fact that Ghanaians are not yet prepared to use their Ghana cards for elections, adding that “the system is not ready, the membership and coverage are not ready, and the extent of the depth of the registration is not up to the point where we can use it as a basis to vote.”
He did not, however, completely rule out the possibility of future use of the Ghana card.
“I subscribe to the view that if we are able to exclude all these possibilities of excluding people and preventing them from getting the Ghana card from the registration system, there may be a point in time where the integrity of the card would get to a point where we can use it to vote,” he noted
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