The Ashanti Regional Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sam Pyne, has said the breakdown in adherence to the COVID-19 protocols at registration centres is being orchestrated by the opposition party NDC.

Speaking in an interview with Adom FM, Sam Pyne said the show of gross disrespect to the safety protocols outlined by local health authorities witnessed at the various registration centres, for instance, was engineered by the NDC.

The EC has put in place measures to keep the people safe and observe the protocols, but when they go and disobey the protocols then you blame the EC, the NDC people are the ones disobeying the protocols. The party is sponsoring some of their members to go and disobey the protocols at the centres to prove their point that everything is wrong with the exercise, he noted.

He added that should anything go wrong with the exercise, it would be the fault of the NDC as the party, instead of allowing the EC peacefully carry out its mandate, constantly keeps distracting the electoral body.