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General News of Thursday, 18 April 2019


NDC to sue EC over new voters register – Amaliba

Member of NDC's legal team, Abraham Amaliba Member of NDC's legal team, Abraham Amaliba

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is considering filing a suit to stop the electoral commission from creating a new voters register for the 2020 elections, a member of the NDC’s legal team Abraham Amaliba has revealed.

The Electoral Commission has served notice a new voters’ register will be compiled ahead of the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections.

The Electoral Management Body noted it is currently inspecting offices of political parties, according to a press statement after an Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting.

Speaking to Francis Abban on the Morning Starr Thursday, Mr. Amaliba said the NDC will allow the EC to disenfranchise some Ghanaians with their action.

“The circumstances under which Jean Mensah was appointed makes her feel she owes her allegiance to Akufo-Addo and not to the people of Ghana. Jean Mensah is putting in place measures to disenfranchise most Ghanaians in the name of a new register. NDC has plans to file a suit against this new register which will disenfranchise most Ghanaians,” he said.

Meanwhile, Political Science lecturer at the University of Ghana Professor Ransford Gyampo has urged the Electoral Commission to shelve the idea.

According to him, grounds for the creation of a new register are not solid enough even though the commission reserves the right to create a new roll for the polls.