NDC AND THEIR IPRAN REBELS GO INTERNATIONAL WITH THEIR ‘NO NEW REGISTER’ HYMNAL

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NDC AND THEIR IPRAN REBELS GO INTERNATIONAL WITH THEIR ‘NO NEW REGISTER’ HYMNAL

Crimson with the inevitable fate of not having their way as regards their numerous calls, demonstrations and threats to scuttle the planned compilation of a new voter’s register, the NDC and their IPRAN rebels have resorted to internationalizing this failed plot with respect to the new voters’ roll.

Their desperate attempts to seduce some international bodies to buy into their campaign has led to the group writing to the ECOWAS, African Union and the United Nations.

To ECOWAS, they relied on the protocol in the subregion that discourages member states to make substantial changes to their registers less than six months into elections.

They also cite the possibility of civil strife, unrest and bloody incidents arising out of this decision of the Electoral Commission to compile a new register.

They also assert that the ruling party is in an inseparable marriage with the Electoral Commission, hence the recalcitrance of Jean Mensa to go ahead with the new register’s compilation.

To avoid conflicts and chaos, they are asking these international bodies to compel the EC to consensually engage all stakeholders as the next elections inch closer.

While at it, they deliberately ignored the fact that but for the emergence of the deadly coronavirus pandemic, the EC would have wrapped up with its registration exercise.

They appear blind to the fact that COVID-19 has thrown everything considered to be a norm out of gear, and, therefore, incapacitated the EC to undertake its planned activities. We are not in normal times and this should have informed them on this point.

As for the claim that this could lead to calamitous consequences, one can state without equivocation that it is nothing but a figment of their perverted imaginations.

What is not in contention is the fact that this move would amount to naught and that their petition to the three bodies would not see any actionable interests on the part of the recipients.

P.K.Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place.

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