National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi, says President Akufo-Addo's decision to lift the partial lockdown of Accra and Kumasi is premature and lacks scientific basis.
He went on to describe the decision as a politically motivated one and says the choice was political expediency over public safety.
In a statement, he said the decision "is clearly a politically motivated decision, calculated to allow the EC the space to undertake its entrenched and illogical determination to compile a new voters’ register for the 2020 general elections and nothing more."
Sammy Gyamfi does not agree with the President to lift the lockdown at a time the nation is recording an increase in positive COVID-19 cases.
He also argued that countries with fewer cases are still under lockdown and it would have been prudent for Ghana the country with the highest cases in West Africa to continue the lockdown as a form of managing spread of the virus.
"Countries with far lower cases have not lifted or relaxed their lockdown restrictions. Yet, we who are currently the country with the highest COVID-19 cases in West Africa, have against expert advice, lifted our partial lockdown. Doesn’t this defy science and commonsense?"
There has been a divided opinion ever since the President lifted the partial lockdown of Accra and Kumasi.
Ghana's case count as of April 19, 2020, stood at 1,042 with 9 deaths and 99 recoveries.
Below is the statement