The Dean of the School of Performing Arts of the University of Ghana, Legon, Professor Kofi Agyekum, popularly known as Opanyin Agyekum has called on the Electoral Commission and its stakeholders to pre-plan contingency measures for Ghana's elections.
According to Opanyin Agyekum, the COVID-19 pandemic has shown that there is the possibility of the country's elections being interrupted, thus the framers of the constitution should take a cue from the current situation.
Opanyin Agyekum was commenting on the clash between the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) over the compilation of a new voters' register and whether or not the elections can be held in spite of the outbreak of the COVID-19.
Speaking to host Kwami Sefa Kayi on Peace FM's ''Kokrokoo'', Opanyin Agyekum called for a consensus among the parties on the issue and advised that there should be peace in the nation whether or not this year's elections will come off.
''Whether we hold the elections or not, there should be peace...When we finish voting, it should be possible for people to go about their work the following the day and if by chance, we are not able to hold the elections, people should still be able to go work the next day or days ahead. So, this should be our preparations for the six months ahead of us'', he said.
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