2020 Elections May Be Rejected If EC Fails To Accept The Con …
The Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr ,says Ghanaians will reject the 2020 Elections by the Electoral Commission(EC) if the EC does not address concerns by stakeholders.
The veteran Journalist was speaking at a public forum organised by the Coalition of CSOs for Good Governance in which he said there is no sense in conducting a new voters register for 2020 elections.
“If the elections is held in a coni coni way as we are beginning to see, we won’t accept the results,” the veteran journalist said and hastened that the country’s 1992 constitution requires Ghanaians to uphold it.
“Comrades and friends, this is not rabble-rousing, this is upholding the Constitution because the Constitution enjoins all of us to make sure that nobody employs any hanky-panky way in assuming power in this country, that’s a constitutional injunction”.
“Reject imposters, criminals and people who have hanky punky ways of doing things,” he added saying a “hanky panky way of assuming power in this country” must stop and stressed that it is only the citizens that can rise to stop the arrogance of the EC bosses as enshrined in the 1992 constitution.
Meanwhile, thirteen political parties calling themselves the Coalition of Political Parties have backed the Electoral Commission’s (EC) decision to compile a new voter’s register.
At a press conference held in Accra on Thursday, 9 January 2020, the coalition said it supports the decision of the election management body because the Commission’s justification for a new register is clear, stressing that the compilation of a new register will break the duopoly of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The Convener for the Coalition, Mr Kofi Akpaloo, stated: “We support the Electoral Commission because their justification for the new register is very clear. Also, our main reason is simple: the NDC-NPP duopoly can be broken by us if only the register is very clean.”
By : Richard Obeng Bediako / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdomfmonline.com / Richardobengbediako@gmail.com / Ghana / 2020