NPP National Youth Organizer, Nana Boakye has warned the rank and file of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to stop bastardizing the Electoral Commission (EC).
Nana Boakye, also called Nana B, noted that the NDC is their own nightmare not the EC.
EC Registration Exercise
The Electoral Commission says it will commence the new voters’ registration exercise in the middle of June, 2020.
The exercise is to ensure a credible voters’ register for this year’s general elections and all other elections that will be held in the country.
According to the EC, only Ghana card and passport holders will be eligible to register their names; however, those without these two legal requirements can still go ahead to have their names written in the new voters’ register once they have a guarantor.
Opposition To EC
The EC has come under intense criticisms by leadership and members of the opposition NDC.
The NDC has challenged the EC’s decision to compile a new voters’ register and dragged the Commission to the Supreme Court seeking clarifications on whether or not its decision is in accordance with the constitution.
The party also accuses the Commission of trying to disenfranchise 11 million Ghanaians, hence the decision to use only the Ghana cardd and passport for the registration exercise.
They are praying the highest court of the land to direct the EC to allow old voters’ ID holders to participate in the exercise.
EC/NIA Election Rigging
The NDC leadership says more Ghanaians do not have the Ghana card and has blamed it on the National Identification Authority (NIA).
The party claims the NIA has been done only over 7 million cards while there is a large chunk of Ghanaians who have not been able to register for the cards because the Authority failed to do their work effectively.
They further accuse thet EC and NIA of colluding with the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) to rig the December elections in favor of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Nana Boakye Scolds The NDC
The NPP National Youth Organizer has asked the NDC not to blame the NIA or EC over the party’s fears that there will be a low turnout of their members and supporters during the registration exercise.
According to him, the NDC have contributed to their own woes and should see themselves as their own enemies.
He explained to host Kwami Sefa Kayi on ”Kokrokoo” on Peace FM that the leadership of NDC asked their members not to partake in the NIA exercise; so if the members have obeyed the instructions and do not have the NIA cards, they should have themselves to blame.
”When you, yourself, you have bastardized the process. You have told your supporters not to be part of the process; something that is a national exercise. The NIA is established by an Act of Parliament from 2007…It operated under NDC’s 8 years of rule. Something established by an Act of Parliament, you have told your people that you’re not going to take part…I worship NPP. Ghana first but I serve the NPP. I work for the NPP; so if I tell my youth that do not do this, I’m telling you they’re going to comply. So, when a whole General Secretary, a whole party Chairman, you tell your people ‘don’t take part in the exercise’; then we go and do it and we record a low turnout, then you waste money to organize a press conference to tell Ghanaians that they’re going to be disenfranchised because a lot of people did not take part in the NIA registration”.
He exposed the hypocrisy of the NDC saying ”you are the same person who gave a bad order that the people should not take part and today, you turn round to come and blame NIA for low turnout”.
”…how can people rise to that level of hypocrisy and that we descend down?” he exclaimed.