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Voter Transfer Exercise: NUGS urges EC to establish centers in tertiary institutions

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The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) is urging the Electoral Commission (EC) to create transfer centres within the various tertiary institutions in the country to enable students to participate in the ongoing voter transfer exercise from their respective campuses.

NUGS, in a statement, highlighted the challenges faced by students who are currently engaged in academic activities such as mid-semester examinations and final-year projects, which coincide with the voter transfer exercise.

“As you may be aware, many of our members are currently studying in various institutions across the country, far from their hometowns. Many students during this period are writing their mid-semester exams, final year students are also on the field heavily conducting research for their final project works, the financial burden on students to commute between their former place of voting and current campuses is also a huge problem considering the economic situation in the country. We stand with students in all their plights and we know how inconvenient it will be for them, part of the statement read.

NUGS further emphasised the importance of upholding the constitutional right to vote, as stated in the 1992 constitution of Ghana.

“We believe it is essential to ensure that these students can exercise their constitutional right to vote as enshrined in the 1992 constitution of Ghana.

“… We kindly request that the Electoral Commission takes the necessary steps to enable the limited transfer of votes for our members,” the statement added.

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