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Politics of Thursday, 21 May 2020

Source: Peace FM

NDC has no regard for rule of law - Kwamena Duncan


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Central Regional Minister, Kwamena Duncan has slammed the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for accusing the New Patriotic Party of seeking to hold on to power through foul means.

The leadership and members of the NDC have strongly spoken against the compilation of a new voters' register by the Electoral Commission (EC), and recently upped its opposition a notch higher by accusing the electoral body and the National Identification Authority (NIA) of conniving with the governing NPP to rig the impending general elections.

According to NDC National Chairman, Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, the EC wants to disenfranchise 11 million electorates by making requirements for the Ghana card and passport to be the only legal documents for the registration exercise.

He maintained that the EC and NIA are planning to use the Ghana card and passport as an excuse to skew the elections in favour of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Both bodies - EC and NIA - have refuted the NDC claims saying their intent to use the Ghana card and passport for the registration exercise is not borne out of any ulterior motive but rather to help ''in the elimination of unqualified names in the register''.

The EC assured ''all stakeholders at all levels of its determination to deliver free, fair and credible Presidential and Parliamentary Elections on December 7, 2020 as mandated by law''.

Making his submissions on Peace FM's ''Kokrokoo'', Hon. Kwamena Duncan questioned the caliber of the people at the helm of affairs of the biggest opposition party, accusing them of having no regard for rule of law in the country.

According to him, the NDC's position on the EC's decision to compile a new voters' register coupled with their notion that National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) card holders should be allowed to register, deviates from a Supreme Court ruling that the NHIS card cannot be used in the country's electoral system.

''NDC leadership led by Mr. Ofosu Ampofo is very [very] disappointing'', he said to host Kwami Sefa Kayi.



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