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21.01.2020 General News

Embarrasing Bossman Doesn't Fit To Be At The EC - Ahafo Communication Officer

By Kwame Frimpong Bright Bush
Embarrasing Bossman Doesn't Fit To Be At The EC - Ahafo Communication Officer
LISTEN JAN 21, 2020

The Regional Communication Officer of the National Democratic Congress in the Ahafo Region, Hon Apraku Lartey has chided the Deputy Electoral Commissioner Dr Bossman Asare that he does not even qualify to be a cleaner at the Commission.

Hon. Apraku Lartey, a former District Chief Executive of the Tano North District of the Ahafo Region under the erstwhile Mahama administration in a radio discussion on Dinpa Fm in Sunyani told the host of the program, Akua Nyarko Aboronoma.

Mr Apraku in his submissions, made reference to the interview on Citi TV's Point of View on Wednesday, 15th January 2020 between the host, Mr Avle and Dr Bossman.

In this interview, the host, Bernard Avle asked the Deputy Commissioner whether the decision by the Commission to compile new voter register has been tabled for discussion with the parties and what were the responses by the major political parties.

Dr Bossman's response is described by Mr Apraku as ''unconvincing and without merit'' for any reasonable person to waste time on these frivolous reasons.

Dr Bossman's response to the question was that the decision by the EC to compile a new voter register came up as an other matter in one of their meetings but none of the parties made a comment on this subject.

It will be recalled that, the EC's decision to compile new voter register has led to about 22 Civil Society Organizations to oppose the EC decision, giving out several reasons why the EC has no basis to throw out the existing register and go for a new register.

Also, members of the Inter-Party Resistance Against a New Voters’ Register (IPRNA) on Saturday, 11th January, 2020 converged at the Tamale Jubilee Park also known as Police Park to begin their series of planned demonstrations dubbed ''Tikusayi'' against the compilation of new voters register for election 2020.

Currently, the group is in Kumasi to embark on a similar exercise today, Tuesday, 21st January to sensitise the public about the need for the EC to drop the decision to compile new voter register.

According to this group, the cost for this exercise is over Gh₵830m which, to them, can be prudently used to solve the educational challenges of double track and no text books syndrome to improve quality as well as to pay for contractors and school feeding caterers who picketed at the Presidents private residence last week over their unpaid monies.

The group also cited the timing of the exercise as worrying which will affect potential voters due to the short time that will be opened for registration and subsequent verification exercise and that will affect political activities.

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