The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has scrapped biometric registration of its members.
The biometric system was used to conduct their internal elections last year, the party explained that the move, from biometric to manual is to improve the affairs of the party.
“The register, which was meant to be a biometric one, did not meet the standards required to make it qualified to be a biometric register. NEC has decided that we should adopt a manual process of capturing the names of members at all branches nationwide.
“In line with the wishes of the majority of the members of the National Democratic Congress, and in the wake of recommendations made by the election review committee chaired by Dr. Kwesi Botchwey, the National Executive Committee, which is the highest decision-making body after Congress, voted unanimously for the scrapping of the register which was used to conduct our internal elections last year,” the NDC Chairman Kofi Porturphy said during a press conference in Accra on Tuesday.
NDC was worthy of praise of the biometric registration in the run up to the 2016 parliamentary and presidential elections but have back tracked on their comment.
The NDC set up the ‘Kwesi Botchway committee’ when it lost woefully to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2016 polls.