National Youth Organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Henry Nana Boakye famously known as Nana B has warned opposition parties not to let the thought of interrupting the registration exercise by Electoral Commission cross their minds.
He cautioned that any person who attempts to cause mayhem would be met with strict resistance from the appropriate security forces.
Speaking on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo, Nana B urged any citizen who has no interest on registering their names to stay at home, saying it’s not by force.
“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 warned.
The Electoral Commission has announced a registration exercise aimed at compiling a new voters’ register for the 2020 general elections and subsequent Presidential and Parliamentary elections in the country.
However, this has received backlash and resistance from opposition parties, particularly the National Democratic Congress who have vowed to make sure the registration does not happen.