There Will Be Chaos In Ghana If EC Goes Ahead With The Compi …
Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, the Director of Elections for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has issued a gloomy picture ahead of the 2020 elections warning that the country is likely to be thrown into deep chaos if the electoral body goes ahead with the compilation of new voter’s register.
He disclosed that, his outfit will do all they can to resist any form of malpractices and show of bias against them by the Electoral Commission.
Plans by the Electoral Commission to compile a new register of voters is a recipe for “chaos, danger and crisis”, the National Democratic Congress’ Director of Elections, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah has said,
“The foundation of democracy is fairness, a level playing field”, Mr Afriyie Ankrah told CTV adding: “I am saying and I repeat that the EC’s plan to compile a new register of voters is a logistical impossibility”.
“There’ll be chaos if they try it”, he insisted, explaining: “Not that anybody will spark the chaos but it is not practical to do – statistically”.
“The social-distancing protocol will restrict the number of people you’ll be able to register in a day. It is commonsense”.
“In any case”, he pointed out, “you’re going to use new machines which have not yet arrived”, noting: “We’re heading into a crisis”.
“Ghana’s unseen, invisible problems are bigger than the visible one: we don’t like the truth. We’re in May, we don’t have a timetable from the EC, people are sitting there and when we talk they say what? Does it make sense? This is not the first time this nation has held elections. We have both local and international experience. There are procedures for holding elections. We’re heading into danger and the media, eminent people are all sitting aloof”, Mr Afriyie Ankrah fumed.
This he noted will receive stiff opposition from the NDC and may result in anarchy the country may never recover from.
By: Richard Obeng Bediako / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com / Richardobengbediako@gmail.com / Ghana / 2020