Ghanaian political parties opposing the compilation of a new biometric register wants a live telecast of a planned meeting between the Electoral Commission‘s Eminent Committee and the Inter Party Advisory Committee (IPAC).
According to the group, this will afford Ghanaians an opportunity to understand the positions of all stakeholders on the compilation of a new voter register.
The meeting which is slated for today, Thursday, January 30, will bring together stakeholders to possibly bring closure to the raging controversy over Ghana’s new voter roll.
Speaking at a press conference of the Inter-Party Resistance Against New Voter Register in Accra on Wednesday, 29 January 2020 Mr. Ofosu Ampofo insisted that the issue under consideration is in the public interest, hence the demand for a live telecast.
He also called on Civil Society Organisations to be given space in the said meeting to make their case known in a free and transparent manner.
Mr Ampofo reiterated that the Inter-Party Resistance group will not tolerate a situation where the EC continues to hold the view that the compilation of a new voter register is a foregone conclusion and warned that the group will not be part of a meeting which will be a rubber stamp on the EC’s decision to compile a new register.
For his part, the Chairman of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Mr Bernard Mornah, also stated that it has petitioned a number of influential figures including former presidents Jerry John Rawlings, John Agyekum Kufuor, the office of Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and the national chief Imam to intervene in the matter.
By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH