National Youth Organizer of the main opposition New Patriotic Party, Sammy Awuku, has warned of dire consequences if his Party’s call for a new voters register is not met halfway or heeded to.
In a Facebook post Friday afternoon, Awuku, whose party is taking part in a two-day stakeholders’ forum to speak to issues surrounding the debate said:
“By her posture and utterances, the EC boss is setting the stage to deny the youth and the people of Ghana a new and credible voters register for the 2016 elections. We will not sit down for our future to be toyed with. The cost of a new credible voters register is cheaper than the cost of violence. Guess its time for the Youth to Arise! We cannot afford to fail the masses in 2016. Youth Revolution imminent.”
The Electoral Commission has served notice it will look into claims of a bloated voters register being advanced by the main opposition New Patriotic Party, Chairperson of the body Charlotte Osei has said.
At a stakeholders’ forum to speak to issues of whether or not Ghana needed a new register or clean up the existing one, Madam Osei said her body’s awaiting some more documents from the NPP and would look into the issues once they were provided.
Citing the case of a bloated register in the Ketu South Constituency, Osei, who has taken over from Afari Gyan as boss, said the EC is yet to receive a detailed documentary evidence, and would be glad to work on them once provided.
In the case of foreign nationals infiltrating the current register, and citing the Togoelese register example, she said the EC has asked the Party to provide it with a comprehensive report which should include names of the alleged cloned persons. The current document submitted to it she said, has no such thing.
A two-day forum put together by the EC is seeking to garner views from stakeholders. It came in the wake of several protests pushing for a new register.