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Politics of Saturday, 23 May 2020


NPP doesn't need EC to win elections, Ghanaians have tested our record - Sammi Awuku

NPP National Organizer, Sammi Awuku NPP National Organizer, Sammi Awuku

National Organizer of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sammi Awuku says the NPP is not conspiring with the Electoral Commission (EC) and the National Identification Authority (NIA) to rig the 2020 elections.

According to him, there has never occurred a time in the history of Ghana that the NPP has relied on the Electoral Commission to clinch victory in an election and it won't be in 2020 that the party will need the help of the Commission.

Sammi Awuku, making his submissions on Peace FM's 'Kokrokoo', further stated that there is no merit in the claims by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) that the EC is in collusion with the NPP to skew the outcome of the impending elections in favour of President Nana Akufo-Addo.

He explained that the ruling party has been consistent with their call for a new voters' register and their reason is that the current register have defects that need to be corrected and compiling a new one is the best alternative.

He wondered why the NDC doesn't raise objections to the EC conducting limited registration exercises to review the register but rather have a problem with compiling a new register.

Mr. Awuku rehashed the words of the 2020 Campaign Manager of the NPP, Peter Mac-Manu, saying ''we don't need the Electoral Commission to win election 2020''.

To him, the “NPP will go into the 2020 elections on the strength of our record. Ghanaians have tested us and know that we have fulfilled our promise of free SHS. When we said we will have a renewed focus on agriculture because once upon a time, we used to import Kontomire and plantains from Ivory Coast and tomatoes from Burkina but today we will grow more and rather supply our neighbours in these countries . . .So, we won't go into the 2020 elections counting on the Electoral Commission unless the NDC feels that they relied on the EC during their time. We have never relied on the Electoral Commission since 1992”.