General News of Wednesday, 22 January 2020Source: ghananewsagency.orgReject new voters’ register to enhance credibility of 2020 electionsNDC demonstrates against ECSome Ghanaian minority parties have rallied the citizenry to stand up against moves by the Electoral Commission (EC) to compile a new voters’ register ahead of the 2020 general election. The about four-hour demonstration involved the NDC, United Front Party (UFP), People’s National Convention (PNC), Progressive People’s Party (PPP), All People’s Congress (APC), United Progressive Party (UPP) EGLE Party and Convention People’s Party (CPP). The demonstrators held placards some of which read, “We Need Jobs, Not New Register”, “Don’t Touch Our Cherished Voters’ Register”, “Don’t Destroy Our Democratic Credibility”, “EC Must Let Cool Heads Prevail”, “Ghana Must Speak”, amongst others. The EC should do due diligence in the decision to compile a new voters’ register, because posterity will judge us if our actions lead to chaos,” he stated. Nana Agyenim Boateng, Founder of the UFP, warned that the inter-party coalition would continue to hit the streets until the EC rescinded its decision.
Source: GhanaWeb January 22, 2020 01:18 UTC