New Voters’ register: Boakye Gyan’s ‘civil war’ comment laudable – Asiedu Nketia


General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has seconded former military officer, Major Osahene Boakye Gyan’s (rtd) comment, warning the Electoral Commission (EC) over the decision to compile a new voters register despite calls to let go.

“He has done so well. Let me congratulate him. I even heard people were calling for his arrest but what surprises is; when someone warns you to stay away from an impeding danger, do you classify that person as dangerous?,”he queried.

“They’re calling for the head of a rather honest person. If fact his warning has come at the right time and I congratulate him for owning up to it. Boakye Gyan has done very well by alerting the EC and Ghana at large. This is someone who loves his country and wouldn’t want any harm to befall it,”, Aseidu Nketia told sit-in host of Angel in the Morning on Kumasi-based Angel96.1FM, Sir Yaw Nimako.

The EC reminded stakeholders in a statement signed by Acting Public Affairs Director Sylvia Annor on Monday, 11 May 2020 that plans are far advanced for the compilation of a new voter register with a new voter management system for the upcoming 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections.

But responding to questions on whether or not the NDC will agree with the EC on the new plan, Mr Nketia said:

“Ghanaians must listen to the argument on both sides and see which one makes sense. At the end of the day you realise that what the EC is saying doesn’t add up at all. Those requirements they’re talking about won’t help in any way. Go to my hometown and ask how many people have National Identification Cards; less than 30 people have it. Not to talk of passport. So how then do you make this a basis for your argument,?” he yelled.

Major Osahene Boakye Gyan (rtd) on May 13, 2020 warned of impending doom should the Electoral Commission connive with the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to rig the upcoming December polls.

The former military officer accused the EC of gradually leading the country into a civil war with its bull-headedness, particularly regarding the decision to compile a new voters register.

Source: Ghana||2020


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