The Electoral Commission of Ghana has maintain that it will go ahead with the compilation of an entirely new voter’s register for the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections regardless of any stiff opposition.
The commission has come under intense pressure from the camp of the largest opposition party (NDC), and other small political parties in the country to rescind on its decision to compile a new register.
In an interview on Accra based Neat Fm, monitored by Newsgogh.com, the Commission’s Director of Elections, Dr. Serebour Quaicoe said the commission has been vested with the powers to compile a voter’s register for the purposes of elections when it deems fit.
Meanwhile, Eight political parties opposing the new voters’ register in Ghana have taken to the streets of Tamale in the Northern Region to express their disappointment against the move by Electoral Commission (EC) to compile a new electoral roll ahead of the 2020 general elections.
The demonstrators are made up of supporters of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Convention People’s Party (CPP), People’s National Convention (PNC), Eagle Party, All Progressives Party (APC), Great Consolidated Population Party (GCPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Today’s demonstration is one of many demonstrations which the demonstrators have planned to hold in other to compel the EC to forgo its new voter register idea.