A leading member of the opposition, National Democratic Congress (NDC), Yamoah Ponkoh says the position of the party on the new voters’ register is legitimate and truthful.
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The Electoral Commission has proposed the compilation of a new voters register estimated at over GHS400 million
According to the EC, the current register has several issues which could bring about challenges in the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections
But the National Democratic Congress, some Civil society organizations and other opposition political parties believe the timing for the new register is bad.
Reacting to the move by the Electoral Commission in an interview monitored by MyNewsGh.com, Yamoah Ponkoh indicated that “the stand that the opposition has taken, especially the NDC, is not to sabotage anybody but it’s about the truth because we don’t see the reason why the electoral commission should disregard the existing register and go for a new one”.
He added that “If you look at the arguments we’ve been putting forth, I think it sounds well”.
The the firebrand who was speaking in an interview with TV 3 said “looking at the timeframe within which they are to compile the register, test run the machines and all that, I don’t think 10 months will be enough for the Electoral Commission to do such a whole big thing”.
He noted that the New Patriotic Party is in bed with the Electoral Commission and therefore warned them against what they are using their power for.
“They are in collaboration with the Electoral Commission in this country and if care is not taken, if they don’t manage their things well, that could lead to bloody situations.”