- Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko has thrown his support behind President Akufo-Addo to make the best decision in the on-going debate about NIA registration exercise in the face of the coronavirus outbreak
- The issue of whether or not the NIA should be allowed to continue registering people as the country struggles to deal with the coronavirus outbreak has been of great concern to many
- But Gabby Otchere-Darko says he trusts Akufo-Addo to make the best decision in the national interest on the important exercise of NIA registration under the circumstances
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NPP activist and cousin to President Nana Akufo-Addo has stated he is certain that Akufo-Addo will make the best decision in the national interest on the important exercise of National Identification Authority (NIA) registration in the wake of the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus
The issue of whether or not the NIA should be allowed to continue registering people as the country struggles to deal with the coronavirus outbreak has been of great concern to many.
His comment comes right after an Accra High Court presided over by Justice Anthony Oppong ruled that the National Identification Authority (NIA) is entitled to continue with its mass registration exercise.
But in a tweet sighted by YEN.com.gh Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko said he believes the president will make an informed decision about the NIA registration exercise because the fight against COVID-19 is not about politics or elections.
"I trust Akufo-Addo to take the best decision in the national interest on the important exercise of NIA registration under the circumstances. I have no doubt. The fight against Covid-19 is not about politics or elections," he tweeted.
Some Ghanaians have questioned why the NIA will continue with the registration exercise regardless of the directive against public gathering by President Nana Akufo-Addo following the spread of coronavirus.
Two citizens Mark Oliver Kevor and Emmanuel Okrah filed a case in court asking that the NIA be stopped from carrying out its registration exercise.
But Justice Anthony Oppong during his ruling on the matter, indicated that the applicants in the case have not shown any justifiable reason why the NIA should be restrained from carrying out its statutory duty as by law established.
The judge further noted that the applicants also did not demonstrate in any way what they stand to lose if the NIA continues with its work of registering Ghanaians for their Ghana Cards.
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