The Director of Elections of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, has rubbished claims by the General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) that the EC’s proposed amendments to C.I. 91 were discussed and approved on 25th, March 2020 during an Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting with the Electoral Commission (EC).
According to Mr. Ankrah, the assertion is completely false because no such discussion ever took place and that nothing of the sort was captured in minutes of the supposed meeting.
Mr. Ankrah noted that IPAC could not have been consulted for the C.I 91 to compile a new voters’ register because as of March 25, 2020, the legislation had already been laid before Parliament.
He describes John Boadu’s claims that the opposition NDC boycotted the last meeting of the Interparty Advisory Committee (IPAC) held on March 25, 2020, as an “intelligent lie”, insisting that meeting was a “concocted barefaced lie”.
The NDC accused the EC of flouting Regulation 2(3) of C.I. 91 which mandates the Commission to inform political parties on any proposals for the amendments to the Constitutional Instrument (C.I. 91) not later than 21 days before the first day of the national registration of voters.
Meanwhile, the National Democratic Congress has sued the Electoral Commission at the Supreme Court over its decision to compile a new Voters’ register ahead of the 2020 elections.