The Director of Public Affairs at the Ghana Police Service Superintendent Cephas Arthur says the list of new recruits into the police service have the right to vote hence the move for the addition of their names onto the list of special voters.
According to him, the last badge of recruits have reported to duty last Friday.
He said, those personnels will be assigned duties on the day of voting and hence will not get the opportunity to cast their vote at their centers on the day of voting which is their right.
They have the right to vote but cannot do so on the Election Day hence their names have to be included to the list of special voters SP Cephas Arthur said in an interview with Nana Yaa Boamponsem Ameyaw on Ghana Te Sen, Top FM’s Morning Show.
When quizzed on how their names could be added after the number special voters have already been presented to the public domain as about 65,000 and also with the Electoral commission working with the controversial CI 94, SP Cephas Arthur said he believes nothing should be able to stop the addition of the newly recruits as special voters.
There appears to be some behind-the-scene moves between the Electoral Commission (EC) and the Ghana Police Service to introduce more names into the already compiled special voters’ list, raising questions about the commission’s sincerity.
DAILY GUIDE sources say with 11 days to the special voting and with the EC already releasing 65,000 people as eligible special voters to all the parties, the police administration has reportedly written to the commission to key in more names of recruits in training to enable them exercise their franchise in the special political exercise.
The IGP, in a wire message sent to police formations – a copy of which is available to DAILY GUIDE – has charged commanders to liaise with the EC district officers to virtually compile new list of special voters – when the exercise had long been closed.