A member of the Government’s Communications Team, Hajia Ama Frimpong has cautioned that security personnel will deal ruthlessly with any individual who tries to disrupt the voter registration process.
The Electoral Commission has earmarked June 30 to start compiling a new voters’ register ahead of the 2020 elections.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) on the other hand, is challenging the Electoral Commission’s s(EC’s) insistence on the use of the Ghana Card and Passport as the only form of identification for the registration exercise.
The NDC has said it will resist the process with its last breath to ensure the exercise it described as illegal, does not take place, further arguing that if it does, it will mean a total extinction of the NDC from the country’s body politic.
Reacting to the stance of NDC amidst threats by some persons to violently disrupt the process, Hajia Ama Frimpong who is a member of the government’s communication team has issued a barrage of stern warnings to any individual or group planning to disrupt the process.
According to her, no one has the right to stop the Electoral Commission from undertaking the imperative exercise so they should not harbour any form of fear because its their right to and that cannot be trampled upon by any individual.
She noted that the Security Agencies in the country are very prepared to deal ruthlessly with people who will disrupt the registration exercise across the country. To this end, she urged the youth not to allow themselves to be manipulated by hungry politicians who will use them to serve their parochial interests.
“No one can prevent you from going to exercise your rights. No one can prevent you from going to register for the new voters register. Go and exercise your right because what you’re going to do is enshrined in the constitution. If any individual doesn’t know and they try to disrupt the process, the security personnel will deal ruthlessly with such people and if they’re able to stand such treatment, they won’t go back to their old ways”.
“If you’re being sponsored by someone to come and disrupt the process, have a rethink of your decision because when you’re taken away, such persons will not come to your aid. You’ll rot in jail without seeing their faces so don’t be used to disrupt the registration exercise,” she said.
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