The Communications Officer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi has disclosed that the party will partake in the new voter registration exercise to be conducted by the Electoral Commission (EC).
The NDC together with smaller opposition parties have waged a strong campaign including demonstrations across the country to resist the EC’s decision to compile new voters register for the upcoming December 7, 2020 general election.
The NDC-led Inter-party resistance against a new voters’ group register has slammed the Jean Mensah led Electoral Commission for telling “well-packaged lies to Ghanaians” in an attempt to compile a new register ahead of the 2020 elections.
Addressing the press on Tuesday, General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia stated that the lies by the EC were “deliberately calculated to court public support for the compilation of a new voters register.”
According to him, these falsehoods, coupled with the raging controversy over corrupt tender processes for the supply of new BDV equipment and the announcement of a winner with a questionable record, clearly show that something fishy is going on at the EC.
“It is either Jean Mensah and her sponsors have a financial interest in the procurement of entirely new equipment or that the compilation of a new register is part of a rigging agenda for the benefit of NPP or both.”
Commenting on the issue on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo show on Wednesday monitored by Kasapafmonline.com, Sammy Gyamfi disclosed that the NDC is set to head to court over the EC’s moves especially issues bothering on the violation of the procurement laws of Ghana.
He nonetheless, added that the NDC will ensure its members throng the various registration centres to register when the exercise begins.
“We have already organized ourselves for the registration exercise. By law the EC has to conduct a limited registration exercise so as a party we are already preparing for that exercise. Even if the EC says it will not do the limited registration but will throw away the current voters register which has no problems and conduct a compilation of a new one we will be ready we are telling them. But mark my words, they will fail just as they didn’t listen to the NDC and failed in 2019,” Sammy Gyamfi said.
The Electoral Commission (EC) will begin compiling a new voters’ register on Sunday, April 18, 2020.
The Commission intends to complete the exercise by May 30, 2020.
The Commission also expects to exhibit the new register from August 15 to August 28, 2020.