The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is accusing the electoral commission and National Identification Authority of conniving to steal 2020 elections for the ruling New Patriotic Party (NDC).
The NDC party believes the EC and NIA are doing everything possible to ensure that the NPP rules for an extra four years.
They argue that out of the over 17 million individuals who have registered for the Ghana card, only a few above 6 million have received their cards, a move they see as a big threat.
Addressing the media today, Thursday, May 14, 2020, the National Chairman of the NDC, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo argued that a lot of Ghanaians will not have the chance to register for their voter’s ID if the EC decides to proceed with its new register.
“Considering the figures that have been churned out, it shows that should the Electoral Commission decide to embark on a new voter registration, what it means is that all these people who do not have the NIA cards would have to either go and swear an affidavit or wait until some people are registered so they could guarantee for them. This exercise is going to be clustered and according to them, it is going to take eight days. In essence, at the end of the day, you will realize that several people will be frustrated and will not get the opportunity to be registered…That is a deliberate attempt to suppress votes and ensure that many people as possible are unable to make themselves available.”
“Again considering the time limitations on the nation by COVID-19, this is not only impracticable, it also simply defies common sense and will surely disenfranchise a lot of voters if the EC is allowed to proceed on this rather dangerous and perilous path,” Ofosu Ampofo said.
They are therefore prepared to oppose any move that would render the 2020 General Election invalid.