Former President of Ghana, John Agyekum Kufuor has admonished the Interparty Resistance against New voter register to use the law court to fight the EC over the compilation of new register and not through protested and occupying their office.
He noted that the group could proceed to court and compel the EC to desist from compiling a new register instead of engaging in stress protest and attacks on the commission.
The former President was speaking to the media when a Civil Society Organization (CSO) called Mass Action Committee (MAC) paid a courtesy call on him to add his voice on the need for a compilation of a new register ahead of the general election at his residence.
The Electoral Commission has come under intense pressure from the Interparty Resistance Against New Voter Register over the EC’s decision to compile a new register for the 2020 presidential and parliamentary election.
The Electoral Commission (EC) says it will begin compiling a new voters’ register on Sunday, April 18, 2020, despite series of protests and agitations.
The Commission intends to complete the exercise by May 30, 2020. The Commission also expects to exhibit the new register from August 15 to August 28, 2020.
Confirming these, Deputy Chairperson of the EC in charge of Operations, Mr Samuel Tettey said the EC will deploy 8,000 registration devices to cover the 32,000 polling stations across the country.
But Mr. Kufuor speaking to Journalists stressed that the group should not use just agitations, protesting and occupying the office of the EC and challenge the powers of the EC in court to change their decision.
He added that the EC has the sole power to compile new register and therefore call on Ghanaians to go out in their numbers to engage in the registration when the time is due.
The Leader of the Mass Action Committee (MAC), Atik Mohammed emphasized the need for a new register saying the Biometric voter machine has complications which he believes will have a negative impact on the general elections thus the need to change the current register.