The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) will deploy a lawyer each to every Collation Center in the country during the collation of the results of the 2020 elections.
The ‘one Collation Center, One Lawyer’ policy was announced by the Chairman of the party, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, at a capacity-building workshop for lawyers and former appointees of the party in Kumasi, the Ashanti regional capital.
The workshop was organised under the auspices of the Ashanti Regional Chairman, Nana Kwasi Andrews. It was purposed to sensitize participants on the workings of the Constitutional Instrument governing election 2020.
Already, the NDC has a legal committee in place, for dispute resolution and to handle issues that may crop up at the collation centre during the election.
Chairman Ampofo made a clarion call on all members of the party to adopt or identify with a Polling Station. “It is the aggregate of the polling station results that will give us the victory come December 7. So my clarion call is that identify yourself with a polling station,” he said.
“..If for nothing at all, where you vote, make sure that on election day you are staying there from morning till the election results are declared.”
The NDC’s Director of Elections, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, explained the training has become necessary to sharpen its legal standing ahead of the elections.
“We are involving our lawyers so that at the point of collation, they will be there to ensure that at the point of collation, they will e there to ensure that everything is done within the parameters of the law,” he said.
Meanwhile, the training workshop will be replicated across the country.
With the plan, the NDC will need over 250 lawyers to man the collation centres across the country. It is unclear if the party has that many lawyers loyal to it.