New Voters’ Register: Kwamena Duncan Tells NDC To Petition NATO As Well
Central Regional Minister, Kwamena Duncan has asked the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to send their grievances about the Electoral Commission (EC) to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, popularly called NATO.
The NDC have been in disagreement with the EC since the suggestion of compiling a new voters’ register.
They’ve gone ahead to drag the EC to the Supreme Court to seek clarifications whether or not the EC is acting according to their constitutional mandate and also for the court to direct the EC to include the old Voter’s ID card.
The NDC is also said to have petitioned the United Nations and ECOWAS about the conduct of the electoral management body as they accuse the Commission of planning to rig the 2020 elections for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the governing New Patriotic Party.
Speaking on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo show, Kwamena Duncan said the NDC petitioning the UN and ECOWAS will not change anything, particularly when Parliament has approved the EC’s Constitutional Instrument (C.I) 126.
“It gives legal backing to the plans by the EC to compile a new registration of voters. By C.I 126, the Electoral Commission is excluding or prohibiting the use of a driver’s license or the existing voter identification card as evidence of identity in the registration of a voter as contained in the existing Constitutional Instrument ( C.I 91 ) and allow the use of Ghana Card issued by the NIA and passport for registration as a voter”.
He ridiculed the NDC’s petition before the UN and ECOWAS asking ”have they sent some to NATO?”
“They should send some to NATO…I’m not surprised that they have gone as far as to the United Nations. That’s all good but eventually, it is the law. If you go to the United Nations, if you go to the moon…wherever you go, it’s all the law. And the United Nations is not only in America, they have their representatives here.”
“All the embassies are following proceedings in the country. Likely, for us, all the representatives that they have written those copious letters to them attend all the meetings, they know what is going on. So, it’s not going to the United Nations that will prove anything, it is the law. Abide by the law. You’re not above the law”, he stressed.