The leader of the InterParty Resistance Against the New register (IPRAN), a coalition of opposition of political parties spearheaded by the Opposition National Democratic Congress, has labelled key institutions of the country as been compromised and doing bidding of the governing New Patriotic Party.
Bernard Mornarh, the Chairman of the People’s National Convention, said the Electoral Commission, Justices of the Supreme Court and the Security services, by their actions and decisions have proven themselves to be in bed with the New Patriotic Party.
His stance follows the decision by the Supreme Court to dismiss a case brought before it challenging the EC’s decision to compile a new voter’s register with the passport and NIA card as primary identification sources.
The Coalition, since the EC made known their intention to embark on the exercise, have kicked against it.
But at a press briefing, Bernard Mornarh said though he disagrees with the Court, he urged the public to come out and register.
He said the ruling only goes to show the extent to which key institutions have been compromised to favour the NPP.
“The Electoral Commission has shown that they are NPP, the Supreme Court have shown that they are NPP, the Seecurity Srvices have shown that they are NPP so you are going to play a game with NPP. The security players are also players of the NPP, the judges who are supposed to ensure neutrality are also playing for the NPP and the referee is actually wearing No. 10 to score the goals for the NPP and you say that I should believe in them?” the PNC Chairman espoused.
“I will open my eyes, I will send my own security, and i will form my own public opinion of the judgement as to how it is going to be done, you wait when we get there. If i give you the secret it means that I’m telling them to come after me” he continued.
His comments followed that of Hassan Ayariga, founder of All People’s Congress and member of the coalition who encouraged Ghanaians to go out in their numbers and vote.
But unlike the Supreme Court in it’s judgement of the issue, Hassan Ayariga said Ghanaians should apply “common sense” and go register and vote for change come December 7.
The EC has scheduled to commence the compilation of new voter’s register from Tuesday, June 30.
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