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General News of Friday, 22 May 2020


NPP, NDC have benefited from 'same fraudulent electoral system' - Atik Mohammed

General Secretary of PNC, Atik Mohammed General Secretary of PNC, Atik Mohammed

People's National Convention (PNC) General Secretary, Atik Mohammed has supported the call for a new voters' register by the Electoral Commission (EC).

Contributing to ''Kokrokoo'' on Peace FM, Atik Mohammed questioned the logic in the basis of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) for rejecting the compilation of a new voters' register.

Atik Mohammed stated that having a new register will help improve upon the country's electoral system and ensure transparent elections this year.

He added that the notion that the EC's decision to compile a new voters' register exposes the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, as a product of a fraud electoral system doesn't defeat the purpose for a new register for the country's electoral process.

According to him, both the NPP and NDC have all benefited from the same fraud system but it is prudent to have a new voters' register that will be long-lasting.

''For me, it makes a lot of sense that someone who profited from a fraud situation wants it corrected. Of course, it's not just the NPP that profited from this. Even NDC profited from the fraud register. We used the same register in 2012. With all the inadequacies associated with the register, NDC also won the elections with it. So, it is fair. Both of them have profited from this flaw. It's time to make the best and move on as a country'', he said.