Western Region’s Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Francis Ndede Siah has accused the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) of plotting to hijack the upcoming voters’ registration exercise to be conducted by the electoral commission.
The ‘untamed’ politician alleged that the NDC is machinating strategies to disrupt the registration exercise should the EC proceed with it.
“We are aware of the secret meetings they’ve been holding. They want to hijack the voter registration exercise. We are monitoring them. We are on high alert. They are training people to move from poling station to polling station and disrupt the process. If you are a strong party member of the NPP, they will try to kick you out!” Mr. Ndede Siah told host of Skyy Power FM’s political show (OmanGhana), Mpimpimhene Nana Gyetuah.
He continued that the NDC fear their eminent defeat with the coming general election, and had only sought to frustrate the work of the EC in preparing and conducting a rather ‘free and fair’ election.
Mr. Ndede Siah argued that the EC would have long conducted the registration exercise despite the protest by the opposition party. He added that the COVID-19 pandemic had compounded the woes of the electoral management body, but trusted they [EC] will overcome the challenge.
He thus dared the NDC to withdraw from the exercise if they feel threatened by the EC’s decision to conduct the exercise amidst the crisis.
“We would have done the registration long ago if not for COVID-19. No body is stopping you [NDC]. We will vote on 7th December. Definitely! With or without COVID-19, we will vote on 7th December. Not a day shall pass!” he stated.
Mr. Ndede Siah maintained that it will be practically unwise and disastrous for our electoral process should they fail to conduct the general elections on the constitutional date; December 7.
“We can’t risk having any problem in the country regarding elections. Let the people decide who will govern them. There will be no parliament, no president. Who governs the country?” he stressed.