Deputy Communications Officer for the largest opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kweku Boahen, has told President Akufo-Addo to change his attitude and that of his administration to conform to his COVID-19 directives.
According to him President Akufo-Addo must instruct Jean Mensa, Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) to rescind her decision to compile a new voters’ register.
In an interview on UTV’s ‘Adekye Nsroma’ political show, the NDC Communicator mentioned that he feels the current government under President Akufo-Addo is not concerned about how to tackle issues pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said the government is only interested in how to manipulate their way to remain in power for the next four years.
He told UTV that the Electoral Commission lacks ‘common sense’ to compile a new voter’s register amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“We will not comply to any laws surrounding the compilation of a new voters’ register . . . whoever has it in mind to destroy this nation will not succeed,” he said.
The Electoral Commission of Ghana says it will definitely compile a new Voters’ Register despite calls for them to reconsider due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
There have been several calls for the electoral body to only conduct a limited registration exercise instead of compiling a new voters’ register.
Per the argument, the number of people that will take part in a limited registration exercise will be less than in a new voters’ register and can be controlled.
Madam Sylvia Annor, Head of Public Affairs at the Commission says the compilation of a new voters’ register will definitely come on.
She allayed the fears of Ghanaians who are thinking of staying away from the registration centres, saying only 25 persons will be allowed at a centre at a time.