NDC Boycotts IPAC Engagement, Calls It Double Track Meeting
Thinknewsonline.com can confirm that the largest opposition party, National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Wednesday boycotted an IPAC Engagement describing it as double track.
According the Deputy General Secreatry of the party, Peter Otokunohe opposition NDC boycotted the meeting on the basis of claiming that it was improperly held.
Speaking on an Accra based radio station, Mr Otunor “That meeting does not constitute a proper IPAC meeting because they had divided one committee into groups; you may want to call it double tracking, to decide on the same issue"
He further added that he is disappointed in the EC for towing on such lines.
"We think that with any such an approach, we are not going to properly appreciate and understand the issue and contributions from various political parties and we believe that, decision making will be problematic.” he revealed.
Although the Electoral Commission is bent on compiling a new voter’s register ahead of the upcoming 2020 general elections, the NDC and some opposition parties are against the decision whiles the ruling NPP and twelve other political parties have backed the move.
Thinknewsonline.com is learning that the EC has come up safety measures ahead of the commencement of the registration exercise.
The exercise is expected to start in June and end in July 2020.
In other developments, General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu says he participated in the first of a two-session held today on a very controversial issue.
“The Electoral Commission has slated the registration on June ending and very soon per the law 21 days to any national exercise they [EC] will have to inform us. The specific date will be given to us in the course of time. This means it will take almost about 40 days and they will be finishing the exercise by the end of July as well,” he said.
Story by: Mandy Woods