Ghanaians Should Resist Attempts To Compile New Voters Regis …
The Minority Leader in Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu has called on Ghanaians to resist attempts by the country’s election management body to compile a new voters’ register.
He accused the Electoral Commission of scheming to rig the upcoming 2020 elections in favour of the government with its planned new register.
“I am therefore calling on Ghanaians to resist this blatant attempt by the Commission to amend or change the citizenship laws of Ghana through the backdoor by using an inferior Instrument to amend an Act of Parliament or by extension the Constitution intended to disenfranchise Ghanaians thereby denying them their fundamental right to vote as provided by the Constitution.”
“But the most shocking revelation is that the Electoral Commission has not brought to Parliament a Constitutional Instrument for the purpose of capturing the facial details of prospective voters.”
The NDC has accused the EC of being bias towards his party in favour of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP). He indicated that the compilation is part of the dubious means by which the NPP want to use the EC to disenfranchise voters in their stronghold.
The Tamale South MP, is alleging the decision to have a new register is a ploy to bloat voter numbers in New Patriotic Party strongholds and suppress voter numbers in NDC strongholds.
By: Richard Obeng Bediako / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com / [email protected] / Ghana / 2020