- NDC has once again accused the governing NPP of conniving with the EC and the NIA to rig the 2020 elections
- According to the NDC, some activities of the NIA and the EC ahead of the 2020 polls were all geared towards rigging the elections
- Samuel Ofosu Ampofo argued that a lot of Ghanaians will not have the chance to register for their voter’s ID if the EC decides to proceed with its new register
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The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has once again accused the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) of conniving with the Electoral Commission (EC) and the National Identification Authority(NIA) to rig the 2020 elections.
According to the NDC, some activities of the NIA and the EC ahead of the 2020 polls were all geared towards rigging the elections.
The Electoral Commission has presented to Parliament a Constitutional Instrument to amend C.I 91 to make Ghana card and passports the only form of identification before one could be captured onto the yet to be compiled new voter’s register.
The NDC, however, argued that, out of the over 17 million individuals who have registered for the Ghana card, only some 6 million have received their cards, a development the party claimed could disenfranchise many Ghanaians.
Addressing the media today, Thursday, May 14, 2020, the National Chairman of the NDC, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo argued that a lot of Ghanaians will not have the chance to register for their voter’s ID if the EC decides to proceed with its new register.
He said considering the figures, people who do not have the NIA cards would have to either go and swear an affidavit or wait until some people are registered so they could guarantee for them.
This according to Ofosu Ampofo is going to be clustered and according to them, it is going to take eight days.
"In essence, at the end of the day, you will realize that several people will be frustrated and will not get the opportunity to be registered…That is a deliberate attempt to suppress votes and ensure that many people as possible are unable to make themselves available,” he said.
In other news, the Electoral Commission (EC) has responded to allegations by the Minority on their intension to compile new voters' register ahead of the December 2020 polls in the midst of the Coronavirus crisis.
The Minority Leader at a press conference questioned the priorities of the government and the EC as the coronavirus festers.
A statement signed by the election management body’s Acting Director of Public Affairs, Mrs. Sylvia Annor, noted that the Commission will still go ahead with the compilation of the new register despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
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