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General News of Tuesday, 4 February 2020


Hundreds turn Accra ‘red’ with demo against new voters’ register

Several persons joined in the protests Tuesday play videoSeveral persons joined in the protests Tuesday

It’s red Tuesday on the streets in some parts of Accra, as several members of the Inter-Party Resistance against the New Voter Register, embark on their third demonstration.

The group has been protesting to relay their displeasure about the EC’s decision to compile a new voters’ register.

Clad in red t-shirts, head and hand bands, with placards with various inscriptions including, “Pay striking teachers, don’t waste money on needless register”, “No new register” etc. hundreds of members joined in the street protest Tuesday morning.

The protests began in Tamale with the “Tikusayi demo” and continued in Kumasi with “Yennpini demo”. This one, dubbed, “W)kp3n33”, follows the EC’s announcement of the date for compilation of the new voters’ register despite a planned meeting with the EC’s Eminent Advisory Committee.

The parties opposed to the new compilation say they remained unconvinced by the EC’s argument for a new register because there was no proof that the current register is not credible.

Meanwhile, the EC has announced April 18, 2020, as the date to begin compiling the new register.

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