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Politics of Thursday, 6 February 2020

Source: Sharp News GH

It’s your record as a gov’t and not a register that can guarantee you power – Okoe Boye to NDC

Member of Parliament (MP), for Ledzokuku and Board Chairman at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye has suggested that the agitation by the Inter Party Resistance against the compilation of New Voters Register is an exercise in futility as the Electoral Commision (EC) would go ahead to compile a new voters register for the 2020 elections.

He explained that at the height of the demonstrations and agitation is anxiety that someone up there could manipulate the register, saying the New Patriotic Party(NPP) felt same in 2015 but gave up quickly to go prepare for the elections.

“I wish to encourage the NDC and her allies to switch from agitation mode to preparation mode like we did in 2015, particularly because the same constitution that gave us the right to demonstrate is the same constitution that has given the EC the mandate to take decisions as to maintain or compile a new register” he said.

The Inter Party Resistance against a new voters register have staged three mammoth demonstrations in the regional capitals of Northern, Ashanti and Greater Accra regions demanding for the use of the old voters roll which they argue is credible and could be used for the elections without challenges.

Speaking on Good Morning Ghana on Metro TV , Dr. Oko Boye said the EC has what it takes to compile a new register ahead of schedule.

When asked if the EC could be able to tie all loose ends ahead of time, He said “that it is doable but the schedule is tight but it is doable.

He argued that ahead of this year’s elections “it is your record as a government and not a register that can gauarhtee you power, it your vigilance not too much venom, it’s your program for the days ahead and not too much of protests. It’s your policies not so much of politics,” Dr. Okoe Boye said.

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