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17.01.2020 Politics

We'll Fight With Our Last 'Blood' To Resist Any New Voters' Register - Otukonor

By Richard Obeng Bediako
The Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Peter Boamah OtukonorThe Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Peter Boamah Otukonor
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The Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Peter Boamah Otukonor has vowed to organize several demonstrations against the Electoral Commission (EC) if it insists on compiling a new voters' register despite the resistance by Ghanaians.

The controversial politician accused the EC of being biased and sleeping with the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).

According to him, the current voters’ register is credible, the same register which declared Nana Akufo-Addo as President after the 2016 general elections.

He added that the same register was recently used for the district level elections held on the 17th December, 2019.

"We know that the same voters’ register that the NPP is struggling to discredit is the same register that gave birth to Nana Addo Dankwa as President of Ghana.

“What has suddenly gone wrong with the register, or what is likely to go wrong with the register between now and Election Day of 7th December 2020?

“We in the NDC are of the firm belief that a credible voters’ register is a sin qua non to the conduct of free, fair and credible elections,” Peter Boamah Otukonor told Lawyer Ohene Gyan on ‘Pae Mu Ka’ on Accra-based Kingdom FM 107.7

This, the NDC has accused the EC of scheming to rig the upcoming 2020 elections in favour of the government with its plan to disenfranchise some known favourites of NDC.

But the ruling NPP has denied all indicating that, once the Commission can justify the need to compile a new register, they would support it.

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