Registration Exercise: Try causing chaos and see what will happen to you! - Nana B dares

Nana B Scolds Nana Boakye, NPP National Youth Organiser

Mon, 8 Jun 2020 Source: peacefmonline.com

National Youth Organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Henry Nana Boakye, has issued a stern warning to opposition party members and supporters not to let the thought of interrupting the registration exercise by Electoral Commission cross their minds.

He stated emphatically that any person who will decide to cause mayhem will be met with strict resistance from the appropriate security forces.

The Electoral Commission (EC) has announced the registration exercise will commence in the middle of June this year.

The exercise is aimed at compiling a new voters' register for the 2020 general elections and subsequent Presidential and Parliamentary elections in the country.

The EC argues there is the need for a new register to replace the current one because the current register has some invalid names and therefore compiling a new voters' register will help in eliminating unqualified names to ensure credible elections.

This notwithstanding, the EC has been strongly opposed by members and leaders of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the Inter-Party Resistance Against New Voters' Register (IPRAN).

They claim the EC wants to rig the 2020 elections in favour of the incumbent government.

Contributing a panel discussion on Peace FM's 'Kokrokoo', Nana Boakye, popularly called Nana B stressed that no-one will be allowed to misbehave during the exercise.

He called on any citizen who doesn't want to register his or her name to peacefully stay home and enjoy the sight of those who will turn up in their numbers at the various registration centres.

''Registration is not by force. In fact, with voting, the law doesn't even enforce anybody to vote. You don't contravene any law if you don't vote; even though it is your civic duty. When the time comes and you feel you're not in support, you don't want to register your name again and so won't vote; nobody will begrudge you. But for you to make your mind to cause problems during the registration exercise or take the law into your hands, the security forces will deal with you drastically because the feedback we have from the security agencies is that they won't allow any person to disrupt the work of the EC...This is not compulsory. If you like, write your name. If you don't, don't write your name'', he stressed.

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