The NDC’s Director of Elections claims a the vast majority of Ghanaians will be disenfranchised if the Electoral Fee insists on employing only the Ghana card and a legitimate passport as prerequisites for the new register.
In accordance to Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, about two million of the country’s populace possess a voters ID – a selection which features little ones not qualified to vote.
He added that some Ghanaians have also not registered for the Countrywide Identification Card and others who have registered are nevertheless to receive their playing cards.
Speaking on Newsfile, on Saturday, he stated that “the selection of people captured by the NIA so considerably is significantly less than the individuals who voted in 2016.”
For this reason applying the Ghana card or a passport will hinder the registration exercising which in the extensive run will get away the constitutional correct of the men and women to vote.
By the constitution, Elvis Ankrah mentioned “people are entitled to be offered the option to sign up and the EC must undertake programs to grow the register.”
“What they are undertaking is fairly limit, generate situations to develop inconveniences and make it tough for some class of Ghanaians to be capable to sign-up.”
His remarks come soon after the NDC accused EC of seeking to rig the 2020 elections by working with the Ghana card as a necessity for registering when compiling the new voters’ sign-up.
Addressing a press convention at the party’s headquarters in Accra Thursday, the Countrywide Chairman of the bash, Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo explained this is a ploy to disenfranchise many voters specifically in the strongholds of the NDC the major opposition celebration.
Mr Ankrah on Newsfile stated that many of the party’s stronghold which include the regions in the Northern sector have experienced less men and women staying registered and issued the Ghana card.
He, on the other hand, admitted that some people today in the New Patriotic Patry’s stronghold have also been influenced.
“So, the NIA operating jointly with the EC using the Ghana card as a supply doc is heading to disenfranchise tens of millions of Ghanaians regardless of their occasion.”
The former Minister for Youth and Athletics explained to Samson Lardi Anyenini, host of the exhibit, that it is astonishing the EC had formerly claimed they did not need to use the Ghana card and have discarded the use of the aged voters’ ID only to adjust their brain with no explanations.
“As a public establishment compensated by the taxpayer when there are crucial challenges like this you point out just one position then you change it, it has repercussions, on the overall electoral process.”