New register demo: U.S embassy cautions citizens; says they should keep a low profile

New register demo: U.S embassy cautions citizens; says they should keep a low profile

- The American Embassy has cautioned its citizens to keep a low profile as members of the Inter-Party Resistance hold a demonstration to protest the EC

- The Embassy in an alert stated that its citizens should not involve themselves in any form of demonstration since it could become confrontational at any point

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The American Embassy has cautioned its citizens to keep a low profile as members of the Inter-Party Resistance against the New Voter Register hold their third demonstration today, Tuesday, 4 February 2020 in Accra to protest the compilation of the new voters’ register.

The Embassy in an alert stated that its citizens should not involve themselves in any form of demonstration since it could become confrontational at any point

The alert further cautioned U.S citizens to avoid the area where the demonstration is taking place, monitor local media for updates, avoid crowds and keep a low profile.

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The first demonstration was held in Tamale and the second one in Kumasi over the EC's decision to compile a new voters register.

The third march has become necessary following a stalemate after a meeting between the EC, the Eminent Advisory Committee and the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC).

The EC believes the integrity of the 2020 polls could be undermined if a new roll and a new Biometric Voter Management System are not put in place.

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In other news, the members of the opposition political parties resisting the Electoral Commissions’ decision to compile new voters register for the 2020 polls are currently holding a demonstration in Accra.

The demonstration is the third in a series of protests. The first and second demos came off in Tamale and Kumasi respectively.

The group consists of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), the People’s National Convention (PNC), and other smaller parties.

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