IEC refers UDC query to its Commission


The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) secretariat has referred the issue in which the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) wants the IEC to stop or set aside supplementary registration exercise which is supposed to start from January 17 to March 31, 2022, to its Commission.

Mmegi has learnt that the IEC commission is scheduled to meet this week and the issue is on the agenda. According to a source, the IEC had written to the Commission that it had acted accordingly as per the IEC Act requires the start of the supplementary registration and that the UDC had misled itself in trying to interpret the Act.

The source said the UDC had used an old Act to write its letter challenging the IEC decision to continue with the supplementary registration. In an interview with the IEC manager, elections affairs and field operations Dintle Rapoo, he said: “It is true the matter has been referred by the secretariat to the Commission. I cannot comment on the matter since it's likely to go to court. We will act after the commission has given us their recommendations.” The UDC had told off the secretary of the IEC on the recent announcement that the electoral body will undertake supplementary registration from January 17 to March 31, 2022.

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