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Politics of Tuesday, 26 May 2020


NDC’s argument on new voters’ register ‘fundamentally flawed’ – Sammy Awuku

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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been 'fighting' the Electoral Commission (EC) over its decision to compile a new voters' register.

According to them, there is nothing wrong with the old register which was used in 2016; apart from that, they claim a new one is expensive.

Recently the NDC has accused the EC and the National Identification Authority (NIA) of conniving to rig the upcoming election in favour of the ruling government.

National Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sammy Awuku reacting to this said the NDC's argument on the new voters' register is 'fundamentally flawed'.

He does not understand why the NDC thinks it is right for the EC to conduct a limited registration exercise but wrong to compile a new voters' register.

"If they want us to use the voters’ register used in 2016, that argument is fundamentally flawed . . . even if the EC decides not to compile a new register, they would have to conduct a limited registration exercise. They (NDC) claim the EC can conduct a limited registration exercise but immediately the issue of a new voters’ register comes up they bring in COVID-19, and I find that argument a bit strange," he stated while contributing to a panel discussion on Peace FM’s morning show 'kokrokoo’.

Listen to Sammy Awuku in the video below.