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Mahama Ayariga pushes for use of Ghana Card for voting - www.asempanews.com

The Bawku Central MP, Mahama Ayariga, has argued that the Ghana Card should replace the Voter ID card for voting in elections in Ghana.

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On the back of plans by the Electoral Commission to adopt the Ghana Card as the only source document for continuous voter registration, Mr.

Ayariga said using the Ghana Card to vote will be more prudent.

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We can change it to say if you have a Ghana Card, the Electoral Commission should recognise that for the purposes of voting because the same information that you are going to give to get a Ghana Card is the same information that the Electoral Commission would be asking for.”

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“Why should I struggle to get a Ghana Card and after that go and struggle to get a voter ID Card?”

Mr Ayariga further suggested that the EC should work with the National Identification Authority to make sure everyone gets the Ghana Card.

“They cannot insist that I must get a Ghana Card before I come and get a voter identity card

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