His Excellency the former President of the Republic of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama has made a swift departure from his party’s earlier militant posture against the new voters register, encouraging all Ghanaians to turn up and register when the new exercise finally begins.
Speaking during a community engagement at the Tongor area of South Dayi in the Volta Region, the NDC flagbearer says although his party, has its own disagreements with the EC’s insistence to use a new voters’ register for the polls, they will not undermine the democracy of the country should the Supreme Court not rule in their favor in the case challenging the legality of the compilation of a new electoral roll.
Mr Mahama urged all the chiefs and opinion leaders to utilize all the authority at their disposal to encourage their subjects to massive turn up in their numbers when the exercise officially begins.
“I want to remind all our citizens that, this year is an election year. The Electoral Commission has decided that it wants to conduct a registration exercise. We had disagreements with the Electoral Commission on what register to use and the matter has been at the Supreme Court and we are waiting for the Supreme Court for its verdict. Whatever verdict the Supreme Court gives, we are ready to be law-abiding citizens so we shall respect the verdict of the court,” he said.