Thursday, 24 September

Akufo-Addo to address nation over voter roll exercise today

Politics
Nana Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo will today, Monday, 29 June 2020, address the nation on the upcoming voter registration exercise.

This was disclosed by the Director of Communication at the Presidency, Mr Eugene Arhin.

According to Mr Arhin: “The time for the address will be communicated in the course of the day.”

The President, over the weekend, encouraged every eligible voter to register and vote for the party of their choice in the December polls.

The Supreme Court, on Thursday, 25 June 2020, ruled that the Electoral Commission should go ahead and compile a new register of voters.

This was after the main opposition National Democratic Congress had dragged the Electoral Commission to the apex court praying the court to stop the election management body from compiling a new register.

Speaking at his acclamation ceremony as the flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) ahead of the December polls in Accra on 27 June 2020, President Akufo-Addo noted that despite some concerns raised about the possible spreading of COVID-19 during the registration process, the country must still strengthen its democracy.

The President said: “Last Thursday, the Supreme Court presided over by the Chief Justice by a unanimous decision by the seven-member panel settled all the issues surrounding the voter's register and affirmed the right of the electoral commission to proceed with the compilation of the new voters register in accordance with the provisions of constitutional instrument C.I 126. The road has now been cleared for the electoral commission to proceed”.

“I am calling on every member and sympathiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and, indeed, on all eligible Ghanaians, no matter what party they belong to, if any, to go out and register and exercise their civic responsibility of 7 December 2020 to elect a government of their choice in a free, fair, peaceful and transparent election. The pandemic notwithstanding, we have to strengthen Ghanaian democracy.”    

 

 

 

Source: classfmonline.com/Emmanuel Mensah