Mrs Jean Mensa, EC Boss

The Electoral Commission (EC) has launched an investigation into alleged illegal registration of foreign nationals in the just ended mass voter registration exercise.

According to the Commission, it will use all legal means available to ensure the names of all ineligible persons are removed from Ghana’s Voters Register.

The launch of the investigation followed a news broadcast on UTV depicting a number of Ivorian nationals alleged to have registered during the ongoing Voters Registration Exercise.

In a statement, the EC indicated that its initial investigation of the incident, revealed that the said registration occurred in Banda Kabrono in the Bono Region.

It said as a Commission determined to compile a register that reflects eligible Ghanaians only, it takes the matter very seriously hence the probe to unravel the perpetrators of the act and their collaborators.

The Commission warned it will not shield any staff, permanent or temporary, found to have been involved in the alleged illegal registration of foreign nationals.

“We call on the Security Agencies to collaborate with the Commission in this regard.

“Meanwhile, the Commission entreats alI well-meaning Ghanaians to report illegal and unauthorized activities of any EC official to the Commission and the Security Agencies.

“We assure the General Public that we are determined to compile a register that reflects eligible Ghanaians only. We will continue to work to ensure that the 2020 Voters Register bears the hallmark of credibility and integrity,” the statement said.