NPP’s Dep. Sec Warns of Blood spill -If EC is not allowed to compile New Register

The Deputy General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Obiri Boahen has issued a chilling warning that there would be blood on the streets if the Electoral Commission (EC) is prevented from compiling the controversial new voters
“We will beat you to a pulp. Blood will ooze from your nose and your mouth. You can’t even recognize your face,” Obiri-Boahene warns, in what is becoming increasingly obvious that the new voters’ register may have elements that could favour the ruling party in the December general elections.
The New Patriotic Party has been accused of teleprompting the EC to compile the new voters register because it believes that would be its golden ticket to re-election success in the incoming polls.
 “Stay home if you don’t agree to the compilation of the new register because anyone who tries to disrupt the exercise will be beaten. We will beat you mercilessly. What happened in Ayawaso is just a tip of the iceberg” Nana Obiri Boahen said this in an Interview on Dadi 101.1Fm’s Morning show.
The Deputy General Secretary stated that the compilation of new Voters’ register for 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary Election is non-negotiable. He says not even the potential threat worsening Covid-19 infections in Ghana from such mass registration in the magnitude of a voters’ register should stop the process.
“…Covid-19 is not part of an emergency under the constitution of Ghana so whether it is COVID-19 or not elections would be held. At all cost, the new register would compile if you don’t understand, you can get patrol to set fire into yourself”
The decision by the EC of Ghana to compile a new voters’ register has faced fierce resistance from groups of opposition political parties ad several civil society groups. They think the new register was unnecessary, particularly given the fact that the EC had used that same register to conduct three major elections in the country in the past year.
The biggest opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has accused the NPP of conspiring with the EC and the National Identification Authority (NIA) to rig the 2020 elections.
Both state institutions were caught flouting social distancing regulations in an attempt to register people on the blindside of the decree.
According to the party, activities of the NIA and the Electoral Commission ahead of the 2020 polls are all geared towards making this possible.
However, the EC has insisted that it is unperturbed by the resistance. It presented to Parliament a Constitutional Instrument to amend C.I 91 to make Ghana card and passports the only form of identification before one could be captured onto the yet to be compiled new voter’s register.
The NDC argues that out of the over 17 million individuals who have registered for the Ghana card, only some 6 million have received their cards, a development the party claimed could disenfranchise many Ghanaians.
 “…That is a deliberate attempt to suppress votes and ensure that many people as possible are unable to make themselves available,” National Chairman of the NDC, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo noted.


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