The seemingly unpopular decision by the Electoral Commission to compile a new voters’ register regardless of the existing global health crisis is being brutally scrutinized by some concerned Ghanaians on social media.#ECMustListen has been used to carry hundreds of tweets all of which express dissenting views about the relentless efforts by the Jean Mensa-led EC’s push to begin the compilation process by June.
The General Secretary of the NPP, John Boadu after an IPAC meeting with the Electoral Commission of Ghana on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, hinted that the compilation of the new voters' register is scheduled to take off by June ending to July.
However, he reiterated that the Electoral Commission together with other political parties agreed on using passport and Ghana card for registration.
Adding that guarantors will be used for people who do not have the above listed.
But this decision has been vehemently disputed by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) who boycotted the meeting in question. The opposition party has long held the view that the EC’s decision will disenfranchise millions of eligible voters.
Also, some Ghanaians who share similar views, mostly along the line of the health risks involved in compilation process took to their various Twitter handles to vent their spleen on the Electoral Commission and the ruling government.
Below are some reactions on Twitter:
In the next four years, any gov't that will be taking over gov't will say the voters’ register which is currently available is not credible so we have to take another 5M to compile another register— ANNAN PERRY ARHIN (@AnnanPerry) May 29, 2020
Does this people reason#ECMustListen
I’ve seen voter registration happen & I’ve seen the acrimony dat comes with it. Party A bussing underaged people 2 register & party B resisting such attempts are common place occurrences.This is the madness Jean Mensa wants 2 put us thru again 5 months 2 elections!#ECMustListen— #Kwame Rikki ???????????????????????? (@ricword4u) May 29, 2020
The Ghanaian National anthem admonishes us to Resist Oppressors Rule.#ECMustListen— NanaYaa Prempeh (@PrempehNanayaa) May 29, 2020
In the midst of this buffoonery being exhibited by Jean Mensa,the slay queen, the most surprising part is the silence of the Clergy! Just a couple of years back, they would hv mounted their pulpits casting innuendoes at Charlotte Osei and John Mahama! #ECMustListen pic.twitter.com/ijPSKap2Vc— #Kwame Rikki ???????????????????????? (@ricword4u) May 29, 2020
#KickOutNana#ECmustListen— Big Daddy Cee (@BigDaddyCee7) May 28, 2020
Oh My Home Land Ghana Why?I Have My Birth Certificate n Old Voters I'd Card But I Can't Use It To Get New Voters I'd Card n Vote.Evil Akuffo Addo n Jean Mensah Want to Destroy Our Peaceful Ghana,Just Becus 77yrs Man Want To Be A President At All Cost pic.twitter.com/nVhvULp9VK
When they say power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely, it didn't make meaning until @NAkufoAddo became pres and started showing his true colours by appointing for himself a new set of EC, attempting to rig the elections. But he cannot succeed. #EcMustListen pic.twitter.com/b8FJTgAw4q— John Terry Tresh (@JohnTerryTresh) May 29, 2020
I am a Ghanaian my taxes are used to pay Jean Mensah and Bossman Asare, ironically they are now redefining my identity. #ECMustListen— NanaYaa Prempeh (@PrempehNanayaa) May 29, 2020
How will this man who is said to be in charge of elections are the @ECGhanaOfficial listen to us? We will wake them up from their sleep to listen to us. This is not about NDC. Its about the peace of this country #ECMustListen pic.twitter.com/TG5TYIYdfr— Derrick???? (@derrick_abotsi) May 29, 2020
The justification by the EC to compile a new voter's register is absurd especially when the entire world is battling with Covid-19 #ECMustListen— NanaYaa Prempeh (@PrempehNanayaa) May 29, 2020
Ask Jean Mensah, what have changed?— Hallelujah Bullshit (@Owusuakyems) May 29, 2020
Are we not in an election year?
Npp and it's Bloodsuckers on rampage.
Trust me their agenda was DEAD ON ARRIVAL because Ghanaians have God. #ECMustListen pic.twitter.com/slIxl4RQUi