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General News of Saturday, 21 September 2019


You’ve started lying too fast - Asiedu Nketiah to EC spokesperson

Sylvia Annor, spokesperson of the Electoral Commission Sylvia Annor, spokesperson of the Electoral Commission

General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketiah has descended on the spokesperson of the Electoral Commission Sylvia Annor for lying too fast when she is yet to settle on the job.

He admonished the Acting Director of Public Affairs at the Electoral Commission (EC) not to allow herself to be used by faceless staff within the Commission to churn lies against NDC promising her a dose of her own medicine.

You are a beautiful lady so don’t allow yourself to be used by your superiors to peddle falsehood as mouthpiece for the Commission”, the NDC Scribe advised in an interview monitored.

The Electoral Commission (EC) has criticised the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) decision to air its grievances with the ongoing voters register exhibition exercise via a press conference.

The EC in a statement said, “The allegations [raised by the NDC at a press conference] were calculated and targeted at creating an erroneous impression about the EC and causing disaffection between its leadership and the general public.”

“The work is difficult for her and she is saying something she is not aware”, Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketiah revealed on a local radio station monitored by

“As PRO, it is right you mount a defense but don’t allow people to push you into lies”, the NDC Chief Scribe added.

The NDC has filed a suit against the Electoral Commission (EC) on grounds that the Commission failed to make a copy of the provisional voter register available to the party.

The opposition party says the EC’s failure to provide the party the provisional electoral register one day to the end of the ongoing exhibition of voters’ register, flouts the law.

National Chairman of the party, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, announced this at a press conference in Accra on Thursday.

“We have only one day left for the exhibition of the voters’ register to close. Yet, the Jean Mensah and Bossman Asare team has not provided the NDC with a copy of the 2019 provisional register as required by law.

“According to regulation 22(2) of the Public Elections Regulations (Voter Registration) C.I.91 and I quote, ‘At the end of the compilation of the provisional register as provided in sub-regulation (1), a copy of the provisional register shall be given to each registered political party in the form determined by the Commission,’” Mr Ofosu Ampofo said at the press conference.

Also READ: You’ll lose 2020 Polls even if you rig -Islamic Cleric drops bombshell According to Mr Ofosu Ampofo, EC’s failure to make the provisional electoral roll available severely hampered his party’s ability to monitor the exercise.

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