The Omanhene for Drobo Traditional Area Okokyiridom Sakyi Ako II, has waded into the discussions into the Electoral Commission’s decision to compile a new voters’ register for the 2020 general elections saying its time Ghanaians offer their full support to the EC to get a credible voters’ register in order to ensure a free and fair elections.
The Paramount Chief urged Ghanaians to take part in the new voter registration exercise once they are eligible to register so the country could start on a fresh page in its electoral system.
Okokyiridom Sakyi Ako II, noted this at his palace at Drobo in the Jaman South district when the New Patriotic Party(NPP) executives in the Bono Region paid a courtesy call on him as part of the Secretariat’s 3-day sensitization tour to the various traditional rulers over the new voter’s register.
He cited main illegalities such as multiple registrations, registration of minors and non-citizens of Ghana, and the names of dead people on the register as the leading factors which have discredited the current voter’s register.
“I am urging all the political parties and all meaning Ghanaians not to give an inch in the push for a credible register for election 2020 and it should never be compromised”, the Drobo Chief urged.
According to him, the focus must be on how to enhance the monitoring of the exercise to prevent minors and foreigners from registering adding that, the registration exercise must be done in such a way to prevent any instances of multiple registration among others.
The leader of the delegation Kwame Baffoe Abronye DC in his remarks said the responsibility to compile a voters’ register and to determine how that compilation will be effected is not subject to the direction or control of the NPPgovernment but solely the independent mandate of the electoral commission therefore the new voters register will not be a disadvantaged to any political party.
He observed that the EC is on national duty of delivering its constitutional mandate and therefore Ghanaians should disabuse their minds about the lies and propaganda being peddled by detractors..