The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has threatened to declare its won results in the upcoming presidential and parliamentary results if the Electoral Commission does not rescind its decision to compile a new voters' register.
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Addressing the media in Accra, the Minority Leader in Ghana’s Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu quizzed why the EC wants to change a register that was used to elect President Akufo-Addo.
“Isn’t it the same voters’ register that made Akufo-Addo the President? Why are they saying the register is outdated? Should we then question the legitimacy of President Akufo Addo?… We’re committed to peaceful elections, but we will not accept the fraudulent results.
“Don’t take the NDC for granted this time. If they like, they should declare results, we’ll also declare ours simultaneously,” the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrissu warned.
Meanwhile the Minority Leader’s comment have been described as a careless and reckless one from a leader of the House.
The NDC and some smaller political parties have formed the Inter-party Resistance Against New Voters Register.
The group have embarked on a series of demonstrations in Tamale, Kumasi and Accra to drive home their concerns to the EC and the Ghana and international community.
The deputy general secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Obiri Boahen has told the NDC to feel free to boycott the December 7 elections if they want.
“They can boycott the elections. It’s their right. They should stop disturbing our ears. Members of Parliament shouldn’t be talking like this.,” he said on an interview on Starr FM.
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