The refusal of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to understand the need for the compilation of new voters’ register has been described by the General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu as an act of ‘blockheadedness’.
According to him, the explanation which was given by the Electoral Commission (EC) was clear enough for the Eminent Advisory Committee to give good advice to start the exercise.
The compilation of a new voters’ register has been challenged by the largest opposition party, NDC and a coalition named the Inter-Party Resistance Against New Voter Register [IPRAN], led by the People’s National Convention [PNC] National Chairman, Bernard Mornah.
The group has called on some eminent leaders in the country to impose on the EC to suspend its schedule date to compile a new voters’ register but the NPP Chief Scribe insists that it is the constitutional mandate to compile new register as political parties and other institutions can only give advice.
Speaking on Okay FM’s Ade Akye Abia Morning Show, barely 24 hours after an emergency Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting together with members of the EC’s Eminent Advisory Committee, John Boadu maintained that per the argument of the Electoral Commission with regard to the compilation of new register nothing will stop it, only ‘blockheaded’ members of the NDC will kick against the decision.
“Eventually, I know the decision which the EC has taken, no matter what happens, per the argument, unless you are a member of the NDC, but if you are not a member of the NDC and the way the EC explained to us, you still don’t understand then you are blockheaded because the explanation went down well so I believe that the Eminent Advisory Committee will give good advice to the EC,” he stated.
He maintained that the only piece of advice that the Eminent Advisory Committee will give to the EC is to go ahead with their planned timetable for this year’s elections.
“The only advice that the Eminent Advisory Committee will give to the EC is that they should go ahead to compile new voters’ register; they have already given their time table for the exercise,” he indicated.
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