The Mayor of Kumasi, Hon Samuel Pyne has admonished persons who have reached the age of 18 and others who have never registered to participate in national elections to do so.
He noted that registering to vote means one would be participant in the national decision making process.
Speaking to the media during a tour at the Electoral Commission Offices in Kumasi where persons who had attained the age of 18 years were going through the limited registration exercise, Hon Pyne said thos who register to vote determine the fate of Ghanaians.
“It is important to register once you’ve attained the age of 18 years so that you together with others who may have voting rights can decide who should lead as President, MP or Assembly man”, the Mayor stated.
The Mayor said the important reason people must register to vote was the power of choice and decision making.
He said those who feel too wise to register may live to rue that opportunity when they have persons they may not like win to lead them as Assembly Members, MPs or President.
Nations, the Kumasi Mayor stated are led by persons the people elect during elections .
“Ghana like many other democracies in the world are led by persons who are elected by citizens during general elections and so registering to cast a vote is an important enterprise “, the Mayor said.
The Mayor commended the Electoral Commission for ensuring a peaceful process.
He noted that it was exciting seeing the huge numbers seated at the precincts at the commission office waiting to take their turns in the process.
The Mayor also thanked the Police and the various political party leaders for playing their roles to ensure a smooth process.
“I want to use this opportunity to commend all stakeholders in this registration exercise and ask that we continue to encourage those who are yet to register to do so”, Hon Pyne stated.
Story By Michael Ofosu-Afriyie,