Former President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama says the NPP believes in a system where just a few elite clinch onto power hence their moves to disenfranchise the ordinary Ghanaian.
The Supreme Court in Ghana ruled that the Electoral Commission can go ahead with its compilation of a new voters register.
The Court also ruled that the Ghana Card and Passport should be the only form of identification for the registration process. The ruling also struck out the use of the old voters’ ID and the birth Certificate as a form of identification.
Electoral Commission has said that the supreme court has given it the go-ahead with the registration so it will start on June 30 as scheduled.
Reacting to the Court’s ruling, the former President noted that the NPP has always believed that power belongs to a select few elites who believe the country belongs to them.
He said with this in mind, the NPP is working systematically with the Electoral Commission to disenfranchise the ordinary Ghanaian with the exclusion of the old voters register and the birth certificate as a form of identification forthe registration process.
“The NPP tradition, on the other hand, has since the founding of our nation always stood for an exclusive governance structure. A structure, which seeks to leave out the ordinary men and women of our country. A structure, which rather favours only a select few who consider themselves the owners of the nation.
To ensure this, the NPP has since its assumption of power in 2017, consistently put in place measures, which seek to systematically disenfranchise eligible citizens. Such measures include restricting the identification mechanism for voter registration to documents, which are not accessible to millions of eligible voters”. He said.
The former President of Ghana said the NDC has always believed in the masses and accepts all and sandry hence their fight which was geared towards ensuring that power is not just in the hands of a few elite but rather the masses.
“My brothers and sisters, throughout its history, the NDC has stood strongly for an inclusive democracy. That is because the party is built on the principle that no one should be left out in the governance process of our beloved country.”
The former President’s affirms John Dumelo’s stance that the NDC deals with the masses and not just the intellectuals or elite in society.
Source: MyNewsGh.com/ Ayeh Offei-Akoto/2020