Former President Jerry John Rawlings has waded into the controversy surrounding the call for a new Voters’ register ahead of the 2016 elections.
According to the former military leader, all must be done to ensure that the public has confidence in the register for the 2016 elections.
“Everything possible must be done to ensure a very credible electoral process if this means that we listen to what the elders are saying…I think let’s do it.
“As a sitting government I think if we feel pretty confident about that register we should have no fears in doing what needs to be done to win the confidence…to take away doubts,” the former President stated when a delegation from pressure group, Let My Vote Count Alliance paid a courtesy call on him at his Ridge residence in Accra.
He also noted that the 2016 elections will be “stressful” and challenging hence the need for the country to be cautious.
“There is a lot of stress in the air, there is a lot of nervousness…it is going to be a test on all of us”.
The main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the LMVC have been at the forefront of the call for a fresh register.
The groups have already petitioned the electoral commission over their demands and called on the international community to intervene.