The Director of Elections of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Elvis Afriyie Ankrah has hinted that the main opposition political party should be ready to spend at least One Million Ghana cedis (GHC 1m) just to impede the work of the Jean Mensah-led Electoral Commission (EC).
In a leaked tape played on Net 2 on Monday, 23rd December, 2019, the former Sports Minister was heard calling on his party to ‘do everything within their means to destroy the EC’ so the NDC can win the 2020 elections.
And this, he said should include inciting party faithful to amass at the EC just to cause them to rescind the decision to promulgate a new register for the country.
“If we invest 200,000, 500,000 and One million Ghana cedis and fight this register, bring Accra to a stand still for once, occupy the EC head office and we can do it. We have done it before, these are thing we’ve been doing even as ordinary students, we brought Ministry of Finance to a standstill…,” he said in the tape.
The NDC has vehemently opposed the EC’s decision to compile a new voters’ register for the 2020 elections.
The EC has argued that the new register is needed if the country wants to ensure a free and fair election.
But Afriyie Ankrah insists that the decision of the EC must not be allowed to stand arguing that the NDC will lose the 2020 elections if the decision is allowed to hold.
“And if we do the analysis properly, we are going to spend hundreds of millions of Ghana cedis or tens of millions of Ghana cedis to do the campaign. If we lose, God forbid, God forbid, God forbid the election, all that money would have gone to waste,” he added.
He further entreated party supporters to be bold in fighting the EC insisting that the NDC has done that before.
“Let’s have confidence in ourselves, please, let’s stop the defeatist attitude we can do it, we can move people and bring this country to a standstill just one day and they will withdraw. They have withdrawn many many many other bills. We can give examples, so it’s not impossible. Whether they pass it in Parliament or not we must resist this. We can do it!” he concluded in the alleged tape.
Source: Ghana | Angelfmonlinegh.com