Drag EC to Supreme Court if you don’t want new voters register – Ben Ephson to NDC, others

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The Editor of the Daily Dispatch Newspaper, Ben Ephson, has counseled members of the various political parties kicking against the compilation of the new voters register to seek interpretation at the Supreme Court.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) and five other political parties held press conferences to kick against the compilation of the new register arguing that the time of the process is too short.

“We call on the EC to emulate the example set by Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan and set up a joint technical team made up of representatives of the political parties to work together with the EC’s technical team to come up with solutions to the technical challenges the EC claims it is having in order to enhance transparency and also inspire confidence in their system,” General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia argued at a press conference.

The NDC has started engaging various groups in the country with the aim of getting them to support a nationwide demonstration which will force the EC to rescind the decision.

The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and 12 other political parties have also held press conferences supporting the decision of the EC.

“The EC has made a solid case for a new register in terms of cost, time and credibility. We support the compilation of new register and we expect all political parties to support the EC in the quest to deliver a better-organsied election than before,” Kofi Akpaloo said while calling on all other political parties in the country to rally behind the EC to organise a free and fair election.

The EC has also indicated their commitment to go ahead with the compilation of the new voters register.

Commenting on this on Angel 102.9FM’s Midday News on Friday, Ben Ephson said all political parties who are unhappy with the compilation of the register can drag the EC to court.

“Those political parties who are not happy can drag the EC to the Supreme Court for interpretation, it’s as simple as that…,” he said.

Source: Ghana | Angelfmonlinegh.com | KWAKU NTI

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