National Youth Organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Boakye popularly known as Nana B has called on members and supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) not to partake in the new voters’ register by Electoral Commission (EC).
The EC piloted the exercise on 2nd and 3rd June to test their machines and assess the process in order to avoid any inconveniences during the main exercise.
The registration is scheduled to begin in the last week of June 2020.
The opposition NDC has strongly stated their disagreement with the compilation of a new voters’ register and have therefore dragged the EC to the Supreme Court.
The NDC’s position is that Electoral Commission’s decision for a new voters’ register contravenes its constitutional mandate. They therefore seek court’s intervention to direct the EC to act in accordance with the constitution.
The National Democratic Congress have gone further to accuse the EC of attempts to rig the elections for the governing New Patriotic Party.
However, in an interview with Kwami Sefa Kayi on Peace FM’s ”Kokrokoo”, Nana B entreated the NDC to stop opposing the EC and withdraw from the exercise.
“I want the Electoral Commission to commence the process but I plead with the NDC members and supporters not to register their names. Don’t write your names. I have started mobilizing our youth. We’re going to register in our millions. And if you think you are a man with strong muscles, just come to the polling station where the youth are registering their names and cause commotion, and you will taste the wrath of the security forces. It’s a legitimate exercise. It’s by law and they don’t break any laws,” he intimated.