After embarking on demonstrations in Kumasi and Tamale in a bid to resist the idea of compiling a new voters register by the Electoral Commission (EC), Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo has entreated the EC to hearken to their call for peace to prevail in the country.
According to the National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), “some of us have been very old working on this electoral system for a very long time, they should listen to the sound advice that we are giving to them”.
Labelling the electoral commission as a corrupt body, he is of the view that the several demonstrations held were to resist the ‘oppressors rule’ of compiling a new register.
The resistance of the compilation of the new voters register, according to Ofosu Ampofo is to allow peace to prevail during and after the December 7 polls.
“We believe that the electoral commission is not being neutral and credible in this matter and that is why we are calling that they should stop this exercise, allow peace to prevail so that we make use of the current register in the elections,” he stated.
Speaking on EC’s claim that the technology used is faulty, Mr Ampofo stated categorically that there was no problem with the said technology because it is the same device that was used for the district elections in December and it worked perfectly.
He added that nobody was denied voting hence, the credibility of the current register.
He made these claims at the “W)kpp3n33” demonstration which took place at the Kawukudi park at Nima yesterday, February 5, 2020.
The Inter-Party Resistance against New Voters Register marched to the Jubilee House to submit their petition to President Akufo-Addo, moved to the headquarters of the electoral commission to submit another.
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