The Director of Elections and IT for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr Edward Omane Boamah has accused the Electoral Commission (EC) of deciding to punish first-time voters by insisting they travel all the way to district offices to register in the limited voter registration.
The registration starts on Tuesday, September 12 to Monday, October 2.
In a Facebook post, he said “Institutional Decay! The Electoral Commission has decided to punish first-time voters on behalf of the NPP government insisting they travel all the way to district offices to register.
“The courts too are in no mood to prioritise the plight of the youth. Don’t worry. Just endeavour to register and punish the NPP in 2024.”
The National Chair of the NDC Johnson Asiedu Nketia also urged all eligible voters to take advantage of the limited voter registration exercise to have their names in the electoral roll.
Mr Asiedu Nketia said this in a statement to announce a change in date of the Minority’s avowed protest against the Governor of the Bank of Ghana.
In confirming the new date, the NDC said the decision was necessitated by the limited voter registration.
As a result, the Minority has decided to stage the demonstration on Tuesday, October 3.
It is after this decision that the NDC urged all eligible voters to partake in the exercise.
“By this change, we are also urging all eligible voters to avail themselves of the opportunity to get their names onto the Voters Register,” Mr Asiedu Nketia stated.
It added that after the registration exercise, “we shall mobilise our teeming supporters to join in the demonstration against the rot and corruption that has eaten deep into the management of the central bank”.
The NDC a few days ago led some four political parties to file a suit at the Supreme Court against the decision by the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC) to have the registration at its district offices.
The opposition parties demanded that the exercise be done in all electoral area.