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Politics of Friday, 24 April 2020


2020 election: There’s no way we won’t have a new voters register – Boadu

NPP General Secretary, John Boadu NPP General Secretary, John Boadu

The General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party(NPP) John Boadu is very confident that a new voters register will be compiled ahead of the December 7, 2020 general elections even though it appears to be in uncertainty in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak.

The Electoral Commission (EC) has postponed the compilation of a new voters register which should have taken off on April 18, 2020.

But the NPP Scribe John Boadu in an interview with Joy News monitored by said compiling a new voters register is a necessity.

“There is no way we won’t have a new register, you must understand this.”

“By the middle of May or the end of May if the burden has come down then if the restriction is lifted then the Electoral Commission will also devise ways of ensuring that they do what they are mandated to do in a manner that will not put our people at risk,” John Boadu added.

But the General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia stated that the party priority, for now, is the health of Ghanaians.

“In the Bible, they say seek he first the kingdom of God and its righteousness and all other things shall be added unto you. So let us focus on this, so those who think that they can be dealing, on one hand, trying to take unfair advantage of the elections and on the other pretending to put health first in the end they will suffer the consequences. But we think that the health of the people first.”