The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has called for a closer working relationship with the Electoral Commission (EC).

According to the party, the EC should see the NDC as partners for progress rather than enemies.

The call for closer relations follows recent tensions over the limited voter registration exercise.

The national chairman of the party, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, as part of an address, urged the EC to be open to dialogue to ensure the voter registration exercise becomes successful.

“We, as a party, have cooperated with the EC and so the EC should not see the NDC as enemies. It is because of the political parties that the EC exists,” he stressed.

He also noted that the EC cannot carry out the registration without the help of the political parties.

For that reason, he went on, the NDC is ready to meet with them to offer constructive suggestions and advice that will help move the process forward.

Citinewsroom reports that the limited voters’ registration exercise is expected to end on Sunday, July 7, 2019.

A total of 1,573 electoral areas have been designated nationwide to cater for people who were located at hard-to-reach areas. The EC expects to register 700, 000 new prospective voters.