13 political parties endorse move for new voters' register

13 political parties endorse move for new voters' register

Thirteen political parties have endorsed the Electoral Commission’s decision to put together a new voters' register ahead of the polls in December 2020.

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According to the 13 political parties, the EC has made a good case for their decision to compile a new register.

The coalition of political parties at a press conference in Accra on Thursday, January 9, 2020, said they are all voting YES for the new register.

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Leader of the coalition, Kofi Akaploo, called on all other parties to support the Electoral Commission in its quest to clean and sanitize the register.

The EC has made a solid case for a new register in terms of cost, time and credibility. We support the compilation of new register and we expect all political parties to support the EC in the quest to deliver a better-organised election than before,” Apaloo, leader of LPG said.

He also expressed disappointment on the National Democratic Congress (NDC) decision to oppose and contest the compilation of the new register.

We are saddened by the continued bashing of the EC by the NDC. We know it is deliberate… we wish to call on all well-meaning Ghanaians to call the so-called main opposition party to order,” he added.

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He added that: “You will notice that consistently any time we all sit at IPAC and take a decision, the NDC will come out to contradict what we had all agreed on. Any time the NDC has to work with other political parties in the national interest, they turn around and stab the nation in the back.”

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The 13 political parties making up the coalition include the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG), Convention People’s Party (CPP), New Patriotic Party (NPP), People’s National Convention (PNC), among others.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has sent a strong warning to the heads of the State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs).

Dr. Bawumia charged the State Interests and Governance Authority (SIGA), to sanction managers of the SOE who fail to churn out results or make profits.

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Source: Yen Ghana

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