The National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Gyamfi, is accusing the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) of being hell-bent on disenfranchising a majority of Ghana’s voting population.
He said the Commission is doing this in cahoots with the National Identification Authority (NIA).
But he insists the NDC will not sit unconcerned for such a scheme to come to fruition.
“We will win this battle. We will stop them,” he stated on The Key Points on TV3/3FM on Saturday, May 16.
The NDC, at a press conference, on Thursday accused the NPP of working in collaboration with the National Identification Authority(NIA) and the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) to rig the 2020 general elections.
The NDC sighted the EC’s insistence on compiling a new voters’ register – using NIA cards and passports as the only identification documents to enable people register to vote – as a strategy to disenfranchise many of the NDC’s supporters in favour of the NPP.
But the NPP hit back saying that with or without a new voters’ register, the NPP will win the forthcoming election convincingly.
The NDC has been opposed to the compilation of a new register insisting that the old one is credible enough to be used and the compilation amounts to a waste of resources.
Their view has been supported by many civil society organisations.
But the NPP has been a fervent supporter of the EC’s resolve to compile the register.