The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC), Mr. Johnson Aseidu Nketia has implored the Electoral Commission (EC) to recruit “sound minded” persons to undertake the EC’s new voters registration exercise to avoid any malpractice.
The1992 constitution requires every citizen of Ghana from 18 years of age and of sound mind to register and vote to choose their leaders.
“The EC should reciprocate by picking sound persons to do the registration exercise”, Mr. Aseidu Nketia lamented.
General Mosquito observed that, the registering of voters might be mentally order so there should be a constitution that requires the testing of minds of the registration officials first because if they are suffering from a mental disorder, they will end up registering mentally retarded people.
According to the General Secretary of the NDC, the attitude of the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana, Jean Adukwei Mensa towards the compilation of a new voters register is total madness that needs to be tested as soon as possible.
Mr. Aseidu Nketia dropped this bombshell when he met the Central Regional fishermen at Cape Coast as part of his tour to educate the fishermen about the EC’s requirements regarding the fresh voters registration exercise slated for 30th June of this year.
He therefore stated that the governing New Patriotic Party(NPP) led by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo’s decision to compile a new voters register ahead of 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections is senseless.
Mr. Aseidu Nketia observed that the ruling government and its party that lost massively at the District Assembly Elections are only using “pataapaa” to win the upcoming general elections.
General Mosquito charged the fisher folks and Ghanaians to add their voice and stand against the fresh voters registration since citizens have every right to fight for their right.