I am still surprised that the Supreme Court (SC) completely ignored the warnings from our medical doctors and granted the Electoral Commission (EC) and Government the green light and free will to proceed with the mass voter registration exercise despite the prevailing hike in Covid-19 infection prevalence in the country.
Over 200 medical doctors signed a petition admonishing the SC that in the interest of public health safety, Covid-19 infection rates in Ghana were likely to increase astronomically should the EC proceed with the mass voter registration exercise.
From a national tally and infection prevalence of 1,042 Covid-19 cases count on 20 April 2020 when President Nana Akufo-Addo prematurely lifted Covid-19 lockdown restrictions imposed in “Greater Accra” and “Greater Kumasi” which we now know was to pave the way for NPP to hold its parliamentary and presidential primaries, and also for the EC to compile needless new voters register for the December 2020 general elections, the national tally for Covid-19 case count as at 01 July 2020 now stands at 18,134 and rising with a steady rise in Covid-19 mortality rates to 117 deaths.
The breaking news on 01 July 2020 of the untimely eternal home call of Sir John (aka Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie) to Covid-19 should send a signal and shivers down the spine of Nana Akufo-Addo’s NPP government that Covid-19 is no respecter of persons and that he President Nana Addo, and the EC Chairperson Jean Mensa, and the Justices of the Supreme Court along with all of us (citizens of Ghana) are not immune and can easily succumb to Covid-19 and become the next victims.
The news that Peter Mac Manu Campaign Manager of NPP for the 2020 Elections and Hon Carlos Ahenkorah, NPP MP for Tema West Constituency and Deputy Minister for Trade & Industry are the latest high profile NPP members to have succumbed to Covid-19 and receiving treatment at the Korle-Bu Hospital ICU (Intensive Care Unit) should serve as humbling news and warning to all politicians and indeed citizens of Ghana that Covid-19 is a national public health threat that should guide all of us to think and act wisely, and put the national interest above anything else.
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