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Ayariga: 2016 elections will be chaotic …

Founder and leader of the All People’s Congress (APC), Hassan Ayariga say this year’s election will be chaotic if the Electoral Commission fails to stop political parties from busing people to the various polling centers to register.

According to him, the bussing of unqualified persons to register caused the pockets of violence recorded in the Ashanti, Greater Accra and Eastern regions in the first phase of the limited registration exercise.

In an interview about the APC’s assessment of the first phase of the registration, Hassan Ayariga said people who have turned 18 years and above must voluntarily walk to the centers to register, and must not be bussed to do a civic duty.

Meanwhile, a Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho says it is legal for citizens in neighboring countries to register, but he wants the EC to intensify their education of party agents and the electorates.

In another development, the Electoral Commission has appealed to party agents monitoring the ongoing limited registration exercise to desist from preventing any potential registrant from going through the process to avert violence at the centers.

The Acting Director of Administration at the EC, Christian Owusu Parry says parties must use legal procedures in challenging the eligibility of potential registrants.

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