Mr Akwasi Addae Odike, the Founder and Leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP) has chided some of his party executives for supporting the idea of rejecting a new voter register by the Electoral Commission (EC).
According to Odike, some of his party executives were at a forum organized by the Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) for Good Governance expressing their displeasure about the Electoral Commission (EC) to compile a new register.”
I support the EC’s idea of compiling a new register to eliminate Ghost names to enable Ghanaians to get a credible register ahead of December Elections, anybody who represented the party at the Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) forum yesterday,” Akwasi Addae Odike exclusively told Kwaku Dawuro on Anopa Nkomo on Accra-based on Kingdom FM 107.7 .”
He stressed that the new register “defies logic and must be fiercely resisted as we in the NDC intend to do.”
The NDC has accused the EC of being biased in favour of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
According to them, everything pointed to the fact that the EC, especially its chairperson, Jean Mensa, was clearly in favour of the NPP to retain political power through the means of creation of new voters register. He stressed that some of his party executives don’t have the capacity to represent the United Progressive Party (UPP) in any forum.
The Electoral Commission said there is a need to replace outmoded biometric machines.