Friday, 29 September

Can't Akufo-Addo see judiciary quick to injunct 'OccupyBoG' march but hesitant to halt voter registration exercise - NDC

Johnson Aseidu Nketia

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has wondered why President Nana Akufo-Addo is complaining about criticisms of the judiciary when, in the party's view, the courts have given themselves away by their conduct visavis the processes concerning the minority caucus' 'OccupyBoG' march and the ongoing voter registration exercise.

NDC Chairman Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, at a press conference in Accra on Tuesday, 12 September 2023, accused the EC of deliberately taking faulty machines to its strongholds in the exercise meant to capture 1.3 million new eligible voters onto the voter roll.

“There is not more than two centres where these breakdowns are happening which are in the stronghold of the NPP. All the rest are in the stronghold of the NDC", Mr Nketiah alleged.

Bunching it up with the president’s recent comments at the 2023 Ghana Bar Conference against former President John Mahama's criticism of the judiciary as being pro-NPP, Mr Nketiah said: "It is like his excellency when he was complaining about politicking within the bar association which turns to campaign at the bar conference".

"When people complain about the administration of justice, the president has the gut to complain about the people who are complaining".

"Can’t you see what is happening that this same judiciary can find time to grant injunctions to people who intend to demonstrate against corruption at the BoG with alacrity?"

"And yet that same judicial system cannot find time and space to grant such an important injunction against an exercise which is wrongly being conducted and has the potential to throw this country into turmoil", he stated.