The Greater Accra Regional Communication Team member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Afful, has accused the Electoral Commission (EC) and the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) for working against democracy in Ghana.
In an interview with THE REPUBLIC over the issue after the NDC launched its Fundraising program on Thursday in Accra, Mr Afful said the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mrs Jean Mensah was the “worst electoral Chairman” in the political history of Ghana.
The Greater Accra NDC Communicator claimed that Ghanaians have lost faith in the economic management of the Nation under President Akufo Addo and the NPP administration, hence the schemes with the EC, to compile a new voter register, so
they could rig the upcoming general elections.
He alleged that the reasons given by the EC to compile a new voter register are completely “useless” which should not be entertain, adding that since Jean Mensah was appointed after the removal of Madam Charlotte Osei, everything was been done to favour the ruling party.
Mr Afful further alleged that the present NPP administration with collusion with the EC are looking for loop holes to usurp the Will of Ghanaians at the general election but stated that the NDC and Ghanaians would resist the temptation to destroy the vibrant democracy built by the people since 1992.
He also accused the ruling NPP party of r ducking security agents to tools of election brutality to rig in their favour, saying, “For us in the NDC, we believe, to the majority of Ghanaians as well, Jean Mensah is incompetent ” and is the worst electoral umpire in the political history of our great nation.
Furthermore, Mr Afful alleged the NPP government also intend to reduce the police and the military to tools and Hoodlums of election brutality to ensure that votes do not count.
He cited the Ayawaso West Wuguon bye-election to buttress his allegation, nothing that, as part of the bad intention, the NPP would deplore Invisible and Delta forces members in security uniforms to brutalize voters, and would ensure that the police become incapable of protecting voters and votes.
More distressing, the NDC Communicator said is the fact that Ghanaians, particularly members and supporters of NDC in Ayawaso West Wuguon, are still in trauma over the brutalities and disrupted elections process during the bye-election.
He however expressed the believed that, the EC and the Eminent Advisory Committee would take a decision that would not endanger the nation democracy in compiling a new register.
He called on Ghanaians, especially members of the NDC to join in the 21st January, 2020, “Yepeni” demonstration at Kumasi to express their resistance to the compilation of a new voter register.