Saturday, 25 March

Suspend all campaign activities, always be in parliament to frustrate 'obnoxious' voter registration C.I. – NDC orders Minority Caucus

Minority leader Dr Casiel Ato Forson

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has directed all its MPs to, forthwith, suspend all their campaign activities in their respective constituencies in order that they can always be present in parliament to fight against the Electoral Commission's constitutional instrument that intends to make the Ghana card the sole source document for voter registration ahead of the 2024 general elections.

A letter signed by General Secretary Fifi Kwetey and addressed to the MPs, said: "We bring you greetings from the national secretariat of the NDC and trust this letter finds you in good health".

"At its meeting held on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, the Functional Executive Committee of the National Democratic Congress, in solidarity with the Minority Caucus’ fight against the obnoxious constitutional instrument the Electoral Commission is seeking to lay before parliament, resolved that the period from the evening of 7th March 2023 up to the 31 March 2023 has been declared as 'Operation Save Our Democracy'." 

Accordingly, FEC issued the following directives:


1) All campaign activities in all constituencies with sitting NDC MPs are hereby suspended.


2) All sitting NDC MPs shall be required to attend all parliamentary sittings.


3) No NDC MP shall undertake any travel that will affect his or her attendance in parliament. 


4) Any MP who has travelled is hereby recalled immediately.


5) All regional and constituency executives and aspirants are directed to ensure strict compliance with the directives herein.


6) All parliamentary aspirants are hereby directed in their own interest, to strictly adhere to these directives as a breach of same shall attract severe sanctions.


The party added that the dates for the filing of nominations, vetting of parliamentary aspirants and parliamentary primaries shall remain unchanged.