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Politics of Sunday, 31 May 2020


NDC supporters being misled by ‘confused’ leadership – Buaben Asamoa

Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party, Yaw Buaben Asamoa Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party, Yaw Buaben Asamoa

Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Yaw Buaben Asamoa has urged supporters of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to “cut off” their leadership for leading them astray as regards the issue of the new voter register.

The opposition party has strongly argued that the move by the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC) to compile a new register for the December 7 polls is needless.

It said even in the compilation of a new register, the existing voter’s ID card should be one of the mandatory documents to be allowed for registration, a departure from EC’s NIA cards and national passport.

The party has since made known its intentions to resist the exercise, scheduled to begin late June and end late July.

Speaking on TV3/3FM’s The Key Points on Saturday, May 30, Mr Buaben Asamoa admonished supporters of the NDC that they are being misled by the leadership, whose agenda has been to undermine the constitution.

The Adentan Member of Parliament said NDC’s leadership stock has gone through vicissitudes and the latest may not be taking decisions that inure to the benefit of the party.

“I want to repeat my admonition to those who have love for the NDC as a political organisation. At any point in time, its leadership changes,” he noted.

“The people who believe in the NDC are being misled by a leadership which is confused at the moment. Please, they shouldn’t accede to any agenda that seeks to undermine the life that this constitution has conferred on them.”

All these follow a strong assertion by NDC MP Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, who was also on the programme, that his party will resist the compilation of the new voter register with their blood if need be.

Mr Buaben Asamoa stressed: “Anytime there is a military disruption of governance in this country, lives [of] people change forever...Your right to work, all the right you believe in, your human rights change. You don’t have any. We have been fortunate to have a Fourth Republic which has lasted for 28 years. Please, protect it.

“Don’t allow any misguided, deluded leader who will tell you that he is trying to protect your lifestyle by destroying the constitution and you follow that person, he is actually destroying the nation.”