Former Municipal Chief Executive of Ejisu-Juaben and leading member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Afrifa Yamoah Ponkoh has registered his displeasure over the refusal of the Peace Council, Christian Council of Ghana and the Council of State to speak on the new voters’ registration exercise.
He describes their silence as hypocrisy which is putting the lives of Ghanaians at risk.
Speaking to Kwame Afrifa on the ‘Epa Hoa Daben’ show, Mr Yamoah Ponkoh said, “what is happening is not good but no one is able to talk about it. A country with a Christian council, the Peace Council and even the Council of State are silent about this issue.
“At this point, it is as though we are being told to go and die. The World Health Organization’s directives; if it is anything to go by means we are plunging ourselves into calamity. What we don’t want is what is happening.”
He further slammed the Electoral Commission’s failure to ensure compliance of Covid-19 protocols.
“Opposition NDC raised concerns about registering for the new voters’ ID during this pandemic. By God’s grace, we already have an old register that has been used before. Why don’t we use the old one rather than endanger the lives of the people? There is no registration centre that you will not observe people defying the social distancing protocol,” he bemoaned.