The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) says it will not attend the Inter-Party Advisory Committee meeting called by the Electoral Commission.
The NDC wants the meeting to be suspended indefinitely until further notice in compliance with the directive by the president for all public gatherings to be suspended over the outbreak if the coronavirus.
The Electoral Commission has invited fifteen parties to attend an Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting on the compilation of the new electoral register Wednesday.
The meeting, which is expected to be held at the IPAC room of the EC, will attract all registered political parties including the New Patriotic Party (NPP), National Democratic Congress (NDC), Convention People’s Party (CPP), Progressive People’s Party (PPP), People’s National Convention (PNC), Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG), Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP) and Ghana Union Movement (GUM).
The rest are the Every Ghanaian Living Everywhere (EGLE), United Front Party (UFP), Ghana Freedom Party (GFP), National Democratic Party (NDP), All People’s Congress (APC), United Progressive Party (UPP), and Power United Party (PUP).
In a correspondence to the parties, EC indicated that there would be two separate IPAC meetings to be held today with the political parties divided into two groups.
The letter signed by the Deputy Chairman in charge of Corporate Affairs, Dr Bossman Eric Asare said the first group, which consists of NPP, NDC, CPP, PPP, PNC, LPG, GCPP, and GUM, would be held in the morning at 10 am.
The Group B category comprising EGLE, UFP, GFP, NDP, APC, UPP and PUP will have their turn in the afternoon at pm.