NDC's protest against new register a sign of defeat - NPP youth organiser

Raphael Akati Mahama Savannah Regional Youth Organiser of NPP, Raphael Akati Mahama

Thu, 4 Jun 2020 Source: Ananpansah B Abraham, Contributor

The Savannah Regional Youth Organiser of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Raphael Akati Mahama, has said the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is smelling yet another humiliating defeat ahead of the 2020 general elections.

This, he said, is the reason for the party's unwarranted opposition to the compilation of a new credible register for the successful conduct of the impending 2020 polls.

He said critically assessing the remarkable performance of the government, there is no doubt that the NPP will be given another resounding victory by the discerning Ghanaian considering the magnitude of fulfilled promises and numerous job opportunities created over the period.

According to him, the NDC was only holding on to straws for a glaring, inevitable defeat that awaits them come 2020.

Whilst addressing the youth, the calm and composed youth leader emphasised that the existing voters' register is not credible, adding that "the current register is bloated, overstretched and not fit for purpose."

The country's Electoral Commission, he noted, is the only constitutionally mandated body to compile a new register and conduct elections as evident in article 43 (1) of the 1992 Constitution.

He said the least the NDC can do will be to support the Electoral Commission in its bid to consolidate the democratic gains of the country.

The pilot of the exercise in the Savannah Region notwithstanding some challenges, he said.

The ‘Youth Commander’, as he is affectionately called, pledged the unflinching support of the NPP youth for the independent Electoral Commission in its quest to make Ghana's electoral roll more robust.

He called on the youth of the party in the Savannah Region to participate fully in the all-important impending exercise in the interest of credibility and integrity of our electoral system.

While describing the action of the likes of PNC's Bernard Mornah as unfortunate, he enjoined Ghanaians to disregard the war mongering attitude of such characters, since the laws of the country are much awake and alive.

The youth leader further entreated Ghanaians to strictly abide by President Nana Akufo-Addo’s directives on COVID-19 as implemented by the EC for smooth conduct of the registration process.

Source: Ananpansah B Abraham, Contributor
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