Thursday, 21 September

Don’t be discouraged by EC’s insensitivity – Omane Boamah urges voters

Dr Omane Baomah

Dr. Omane Boamah, the Elections Director for the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has called on first-time voters to enthusiastically participate in the Electoral Commission's limited registration exercise. 

The NDC's Director of Elections encouraged the first-time voters not to be disheartened by the Commission's decision to restrict registration to district capitals only.

Dr. Omane Boamah believes that this restriction is a manifestation of political bias aimed at inconveniencing potential voters. 

In a Facebook post, he said “Institutional Decay! The Electoral Commission has decided to punish first-time voters on behalf of the NPP government insisting they travel all the way to district offices to register.

“The courts too are in no mood to prioritise the plight of the youth.

Don’t worry. Just endeavour to register and punish the NPP in 2024.”

He argued that the Electoral Commission, influenced by the NPP government, has chosen to burden first-time voters by requiring them to travel to district offices for registration.

He also noted that the courts do not seem inclined to prioritize the concerns of young voters. 

Nevertheless, he urged voters not to be discouraged but to make the effort to register, emphasising the opportunity to hold the NPP accountable in the 2024 general elections.

Source: Mensah