A senior member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Afrifa Yamoah Ponkoh has said that the party will register non-existing persons should the Electoral Commission (EC) go ahead to compile a new voters’ register which their party has unflaggingly rejected to, MyNewsGh.com reports.
The former Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Ejisu-Juabengunder the erstwhile John Mahama’s administration in a submission on Kumasi-based Pure FM hosted by Kwame Adinkra and monitored by MyNewsGh.com, stated that the EC continues to give the impression that it is doing the bidding of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) which is very worrying moving into the December polls.
He remarked that should the Commission continue with the
much opposed new voters’ register compilation by their party, they will ensure
that even dead members of the NDC are registered on the said date.
“Kwame, the EC’s posture is dangerous. The woman, she
continues to make it clear that she has an agenda working for President
Akufo-Addo’s Interest. We are only sounding a word of caution to them, they
should be fair, flexible and open for dialogue.
If they continue with this exercise that we have solidly
objected to. We will make sure even ghosts, NDC ghosts are registered.” He
The Electoral Commission of Ghana has set April 18, 2020 to
compile a new voters’ register ahead of the 2020 December elections.
The decision has met fierce opposition from government
critics, opposition political parties and some civil societies.
The EC however remains adamant on the decision and is hopeful that it will complete the exercise by May 30, 2020.
Ghana’s Parliament has approved the over GHS 390 million
budget the Electoral Commission needs to compile the new voters’ register.
Source: MyNewsGh.com / Evans Osei-Bonsu/ 2020