Fulani Community In Ghana Cry Over New Voter Card

Leadership of the Fulani community

The Tabital Pulaaku International Ghana Chapter and Danbaki Royal family representing the Fulani community have expressed worry over the compilation of the new voter register by the Electoral Commission (EC).

According to the Fulani community, they will be disenfranchised because they have been discriminated against and denied the opportunity to acquire passports and NIA cards.

The Electoral Commission has laid in parliament a Constitutional Instrument (CI) which seeks to use only the passport and NIA card as requirement for registration for the new voter register.

A statement signed by the General Secretary for the Fulani Community, Yakubu Musah Barry, called on parliament to amend the Constitutional Instrument (CI) to include other National documents such as the Birth certificate , Voter ID card among others to enable them register and vote.

“ We the entire membership of the Fulani community in Ghana call on Paliament to reject the CI , accepting the CI in its current state amounts to disenfranchising the entire Fulani community in Ghana .”

Mr. Barry indicates that the Fulani community will resist any attempt by any national public institution that tries to de-nationalize Fulanis in Ghana.

Plans are far advanced by the EC to commence the compilation of a new voters register for the 2020 elections.

FROM Eric Kombat, Tamale