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Voter roll: “Err on the side of caution”, 101 professors write to Jean Mensa

Some 101 university professors in Ghana have filed a statement against the plan by the Electoral Commission to compile a new voter register.

According to the professors, the Electoral Commission has thrown away the principle of constructive deliberation and consensus-building, adding that to a “very large” extent, that has accounted for the current controversy.

“We are mindful of your constitutionally-guaranteed independence but, we are also aware that the exercise of that independence over the years has been cognisant of the Commission’s inter-dependent relationship with the political parties, other stakeholders and the citizenry at large”, the professors said.

They added: “Your current unilateral departure from the previous approach to decision-making by the Commission has poisoned the electoral environment, and has the potential to undermine the credibility of the 2020 elections”.

“We, the undersigned lecturers and staff from the various universities in Ghana, bring you fraternal greetings, and wish you and your team well in the performance of your duties in anticipation of a free, fair and transparent Presidential and Parliamentary elections in December 2020.

“This letter is necessitated by our concern for free, fair, and transparent elections and the need to ensure that events leading to, during, and after the elections conform to best and widely accepted practices in electoral management.

“In the last several months, we have observed with utmost concern that public conversations on matters relating to the impending 2020 elections have been characterised by a series of controversies that have the potential to completely erode the trust and confidence the Electoral Commission has jealously guarded over more than a quarter of a century since ushering in our new political dispensation.

“Experience has shown that our country’s success at previous elections was driven by the Commission’s ability to nurture an environment of constructive deliberations that provide voice for political parties and other stakeholders to discuss, work through compromises, and build consensus on accepted rules of engagement”, the professors said. 

Find the full list of the professors below 

1. Professor Stephen Kendie, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast

2. Professor Kodzo Gavua, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra

3. Professor Ohene Adjei, (rtd) Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and

Technology, Kumasi

4. Professor Fred Binka, Fmr. Vice-Chancellor, University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS), Ho

5. Professor Joshua Alabi, Fmr. Vice-Chancellor, University of Professional Studies (UPSA), Accra

6. Professor Anthony M. Sallar, Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration, (GIMPA), Accra

7. Professor Martin Oteng-Ababio, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra

8. Professor Avea Nsoh, College of Languages Education, Ajumako, University of Education, Winneba

9. Professor Parpah Senanu Kwawukume, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi

10.Professor Clement Opoku-Okrah, Radford University College, Accra

11.Professor Raymond Atuguba, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra

12.Professor Emeritus Kwame Ninsin, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra

13.Professor George Oduro, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast

14.Professor Awuah-Nyamekye, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast

15.Professor Emeritus Kwame Ninsin, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra

16.Professor Victor Yankah, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast

17.Professor Smile Dzisi, Koforidua Technical University, Koforidua

18.Dr. Nana Ama Brown-Klutse, University of Ghana, Legon, Accea

19.Dr. Mchael Kpessa-Whyte, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra

20.Dr. James Dzisah, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra

21.Dr. Abukari Salifu, University for Development Studies, Tamale Campus

22.Dr. Vida N. Yakong, University for Development Studies, Tamale Campus

23.Dr. Kwabena Opoku-Agyemang, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra

24.Dr. Elijah Yendaw, Simon Diedong Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies, Wa

25.Dr. Vincent Adzahlie-Mensah, University of Education, Winneba

26.Dr. Gameli Kwame Nordge (rtd), University of Health and Allied Services, Ho.

27.Dr. Abdul Nashirudeen Mumuni, University for Development Studies, Tamale

28.Dr. Kwamina Mintah Nyarko, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast

29.Dr. Vincent Assanful, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast

30.Dr. Hussein Inusah, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast

31.Dr. Kolawole Ojo, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast

32.Dr. Alexis Akanson, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast

33.Dr. Alexander Y. Segbefia, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi

34.Dr. Sam Agblorti, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast

35.Dr. Kaderi Bukari, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast

36.Dr. Haruna Rufai Kilu, University of Professional Studies, Accra

37.Dr. Quaidoo Christopher, University of Professional Studies, Accra

38.Dr. Agbanyo Richard, University of Professional Studies, Accra

39.Dr. Chris Phares, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast

40.Mr. Reindof Kesempkor, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast

41.Mr. Martin Koomson, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast

42.Dr. Benedicta Yayra Fosu-Mensah, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra

43.Mr. John Linscell Yen, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast

44.Mr. Ebenezer Domey, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast

45.Dr. Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra

46.Dr. Musah Dankwah, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast

47.Mr. Selorm Klogo, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology,

Kumasi

48.Dr. Samson Obed Appiah, University of Ghana, Legon Accra

49.Dr. Kodzovi Akpabli Honu, University of Ghana, Legon Accra

50.Dr. Kwaku Agbanu, University of Ghana, Legon Accra

51.Dr. Francis Adzei, University of Ghana, Legon Accra

52.Mr. Fortune Adika- Bessah, University of Ghana, Legon Accra

53.Dr. Godfred Seidu Jasaw, University for Development Studies, Tamale

54.Dr. Edward Brenya, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi

55.Dr. Salifu Seidu-Larry, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast

56.Dr. Michael Mensah, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi

57.Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Gedel, Accra Technical University, Accra

58.Dr. Yusuf Hadrat, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi

59.Dr Sameul Azinga, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi

60.Mr. David Wowui Brown, Accra Technical University, Accra

61.Mr. Azumah Bright Kojo, Accra Technical University, Accra

62.Dr. Issahaku Shriaz, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra

63.Mr. John Tumaku, Ho Technical University, Ho

64.Dr. Francis Atsu, Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration, (GIMPA), Accra

65.Dr. William Darbi, Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration, (GIMPA), Accra

66.Dr. Nene-Lomotey Kuditchar. University of Ghana, Legon, Accra

67.Dr. Abdallah Mumuni, University of Professional Studies, Accra

68.Mr. Mattthew Monyo, Koforidua Technical University, Koforidua

69.Dr. Butakor K. Paul, University of Professional Studies, Accra

70.Mr. Timothy Avordeh, University of Professional Studies, Accra

71.Mr. Michael Kubi, University of Professional Studies, Accra

72.Dr. Zubairu Ibrahim, Accra Technical University, Accra

73.Dr. Edem Bani, Accra Technical University, Accra

74.Mr. Martin Out Offei, Koforidua Technical University, Koforidua

75.Dr. Gideon Adotey, Accra Technical University, Accra

76.Dr. Pius Siakwah, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra

77.Dr. Abu Mumuni, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra

78.Dr. John Kanyiri Yambah, University of Education, Winneba

79.Dr. Abass Kabila, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi

80.Reuben Glover Esq, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi

81.Mr. Bismark Agbelengor, Koforidua Technical University, Koforidua

82.Dr. Collins Nunyonameh, Ho Technical University, Ho

83.Dr. Aminu Dramani, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi

84.Mr. Mawutorwu Doe, Koforidua Technical University, Koforidua

85. Mr. Jonny Osei, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi

86.Dr. Evans Agalega, Koforidua Technical University, Koforidua

87.Dr. Paulina Ampomah, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast

88.Dr. Shaibu Akansiseh, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast

89.Mr. Ebenezer Annan, Koforidua Technical University, Koforidua

90.Mr. Seth E. K. Gati, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra

91.Dr. S. K. Kuwor, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra.

92.Mr. Kofi Anthonio, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra

93.Mr. Mustapha, Mohamed, Koforidua Technical University, Koforidua

94.Dr. Yao Elikem, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi

95.Mr. Christopher Alatarige, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast

96.Dr. Deodat E. Adenutsi, Ho Technical University, Ho

97.Dr. Emmanuel Osei Sarpong. University of Education, Winneba

98.Ms. Vivian Akpalu, Koforidua Technical University, Koforidua

99.Dr. Ben Kwofie, Koforidua Technical University, Koforidua

100. Mr. Stephen Adingo, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra

101. Dr. Adam Salifu, University of Professional Studies, Accra

Source: Classsfmonline.com

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