The Inter-Party Resistance Against the New Voter Register (IPRNA) has expressed disappointment in the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC) for the manner in which it handled communications after the stakeholders’ dialogue on Thursday.
According to the coalition of political parties against the new voters’ register, a communique was agreed to be issued by the Eminent Advisory Committee (EAC), at whose instance the dialogue was held.
“It therefore came to us as a shock when we read the public statement from the Commission capriciously purporting to cast a verdict on the discussions in favour of the EC,” IPRNA said in a statement on Friday.
It said its perception about the EC’s ill-intent has been fueled by a publication in the dailies of recruitment of officers by the election-management body for the move to get a new register.
“This in the view of the Resistance, is an tantamount to gross disdain and disregard for the ECs own Eminent Advisory Committee and all stakeholders involved in the deliberations,” the statement signed by Bernard Mornah on behalf of IPRNA said.
While demanding the EAC to release the communique as agreed, drafted and read to all parties at the meeting at the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel in Accra, the coalition said it is escalating its protests by marching to the headquarters of the Commission on Tuesday, February 4.
“We shall converge at Kawukudi Park, Accra and march through Kanda to the EC and to the Liberation Circle (Children’s Park).
“Let’s all rally together to defend and protect our democracy and the integrity of our electoral process.”
By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana