Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Peter Boamah Otukonor, has stated that, the entrenched position taken by the Chair of the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC) over the new voter management system could plunge the country into chaos.
According to him, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is behind EC’s decision to compile new voter’s register to rig the 2020 elections.
Otukonor disclosed that, the current Chair, Jean Mensa and President Akufo-Addo seems to have taken a consistent position over the issues, which also came up in the run-up to the 2012 elections.
“If you have a register which is credible why spend close to 1bGHC to produce a new one, this simply doesn’t make sense. There are many things that should worry us if the EC has decided to compile a new register why spend so much on the old one and now we want to do a new one with another cash,” Peter Boamah Otukonor told Okatayire Obeng Mensah on ‘Pae Mu Ka’ on Accra-based Kingdom FM 107.7
“You have less than 10 months to elections because we will vote on December 7 and you have decided to compile a new register. I want to make it clear to the EC that the 10 months is not sufficient to compile a new register and any attempt to do so will throw the elections into total chaos.
He believes this is unnecessary because we are a few months to the elections and this will only result in chaos if care is not taken.
Peter Boamah Otukonor said he does not understand why the EC would say the current register is credible but would go ahead to compile a new register.
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