National Deputy Communications Director of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) Jennifer Queen has dared the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to boycott the planned voter registration exercise yet to be conducted by the Electoral Commission if they are suspicious of an electoral manipulations and cheating ahead of the 2020 general elections.
But speaking in a radio interview with Reynolds Agyemang on Anopa Nkomo on Accra-based Kingdom FM, Jennifer Queen argued that, “the NDC started baseless arguments, needless arguments, and unnecessary arguments from last year. It’s either they join the compilation of the new register or they boycott it to demonstrate their seriousness.
Jennifer Queen without mincing words therefore reminded the NDC that neither their party’s green card nor an ‘A4 sheet’ will be used as an identification card for the 2020 general elections.
He stressed that, elections and registration are not compulsory so the NDC can stay on the old register if they believe the new one is unnecessary and needless.
NPP’s Deputy Communications Director however backed the request by the Electoral Commission to compile a new voter’s register for the 2020 elections.
She emphatically stated that, “Even if it becomes possible for the EC to compile a new register 24hours to the general elections, we will still compile a new register”.
The controversial registration exercises by the Electoral Commission (EC) and the National Identification Authority (NIA) will soon resume following the lifting of ban on public and social gatherings by the President, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo.
According to the EC, the over 33,000 registration centres would be divided into clusters with strict adherence to COVID-19 hygienic protocols to ensure swift and safe exercise
The EC has said that it will use data from the NIA to compile the register.
The Commission intends to complete the exercise by the last week of July.
By: Felicia Gyasiwaah Dadzie / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com / firstname.lastname@example.org / Ghana / 2020