Ahead of the Electoral Commission’s (EC) voter registration exercise, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Northern Region has said it will not indulge reports of faulty machines and insufficient registration materials.
The party issued the warning over the weekend Tamale today, June 28, 2020, to launch what they called ‘Operation Guarantee 10’ in the elections.
The EC will on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, start the registration of eligible persons to compile a new voter register ahead of the 2020 general elections.
At a press conference in Tamale, the Northern Regional chairman of the party, Alhaji Ibrahim Mobila. said the party was ready to mobilise people to come out in their numbers to register and would not accept any excuses on the part of EC.
“We the Northern Regional executives, we are ready and prepared to mobilise the people to come out for the registration. We want to advise the EC that we don’t want you to bring us empty machines and say there are no forms or machines are spoilt,” he warned.
The also chairman revealed that the party views two of its 18 eighteen seats in the region as weak links.
He therefore called on all sitting legislators and Constituency chairmen to monitor and supervise the registration process.
He also urged the NDC supporters to remain calm and do not cause trouble during the process but only make sure they guarantee those without the approved identification cards.
“Our seats, the 18 constituencies, we are praying, we can not take all but we suspecting to lose one or two. I want to urge all constituency chairmen including PCs and all sitting MPs to come out to monitor and supervise the registration.”
The regional secretary of the party, Mohammed Abdul Salam called on the people to express the anger they have on the Akuffo Addo government by turning out to register to be able to vote out the NPP come December.
“Ghanaians are already angry by the decision of the NPP and the electoral commission. We do not intend to express that anger with violence, but we intend to express it by turning out in our numbers to prevent the electoral commission and the NPP government from actual suppression our votes, which is the intention and we will do everything possible to take the opportunity within the law to get ourselves registered”
Meanwhile, the electoral commission says the NDC has no case as they well prepared for the exercise.