General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Johnson Asiedu Nketia has suggested that the current leadership of the Electoral Commission (EC) lack a good sense of discretion in their decision to compile a new voters’ register for the 2020 elections.
The National Democratic Congress and some other parties who are kicking against moves by the Electoral Commission to get Ghanaian voters re-registered say there is no justification for the intended exercise which is expected to cost over GHS 440 million.
Addressing hundreds of party supporters in Tamale who took part in a mammoth demonstration organised by the Inter-Party Residents against New Voters Register (IPRAN) in Tamale on Saturday, Asiedu Nketia said the demonstration is the beginning of several other activities that will follow up in a quest to stop the EC from proceeding with the compilation of a new register.
“Whatever it takes to pump a little bit of sense into the head of Jean Mensa and her cabal, we will do it. We can assure you that 2020 will come on undisrupted but it must be free and fair” he said.
He further cautioned the Electoral Commission against acts that may likely jeopardize the upcoming election and possibly injure the democracy Ghana is enjoying adding that “We cannot struggle to build a democracy for 30 years only to allow one individual to just come and break everything apart. So we are saying that we will never agree for our democracy to be toyed with.”
In all, supporters of eight political parties including the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Convention People’s Party (CPP), People’s National Convention (PNC), Eagle Party, All Progressives Party (APC), Great Consolidated Population Party (GCPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) joined the demonstration.
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