Member of Parliament (MP) for Manhyia South, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh has said former President John Dramani Mahama will be fit to be described as Ghana’s biggest hypocrite if he turns out to be enrolled onto the new voters’ register in April.
He observed that the former President and the National
Democratic Congress (NDC) has taken an entrenched position against plans by the
Electoral Commission (EC) to compile a new voters’ register.
In his view, the party has exhibited its hypocrisy to the highest level by openly kicking against the move but secretly lobbying members to go out and register if the EC announces a date.
Speaking on Kumasi-based Pure Fm’s ‘Pure Morning Drive’ with Kwame Adinkra monitored by MyNewsGh.com, the Minister challenged Mr. Mahama to go out and register against his own stance in concert with the other smaller parties and other interest groups.
“Mahama will be a big hypocrite if he turns up to register
when the EC announces a date. They are the same persons kicking against it and secretly
going round to persuade their supporters to go out and register ahead of the
2020 polls”, he said.
The Electoral Commission of Ghana has set April 18, 2020 to
compile a new voters’ register ahead of the 2020 December polls.
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’
Source: MyNewsGh.com/Stephen Zoure/2020