Demo against new voters' register will amount to nothing - Danquah Institute
Policy think-tank, Danquah Institute has pointed out that demonstration by opposing political parties against the compilation of the voters' register is not logical since the EC is mandated by the Consitution to compile a voters' register.
The Institute believes the series of demonstrations by Interparty Resistance Against the Compilation of a new voters' register will ''amount to nothing''.
This comes a day after the coalition of political parties mobilized thousands of Ghanaians to march the principal streets of Kumasi to force the Commission to abandon the idea of compiling a new voters' roll.
Speaking on Starr FM today, the Executive Director of policy think-tank Danquah Institute, Mr Richard Ahiagbah said there is no logic in demonstrating when the Consitution mandates the EC to compile a voters' register.
He also questioned why the coalition of political parties opposing the creation of a new voters' register is not going to court to challenge the Electoral Commission's decision to compile a new voters' register for the 2020 general elections
The main opposition NDC and other parties against the compilation of new voters' register by the Electoral Commission demonstrated in Kumasi yesterday.
The first protest 'Tikusayi' was to challenge plans of the new register was held at Tamale in the Northern Region. Yesterday's protest by the group was the second and labelled 'Yenpini'.
According to the group, a new register is a waste of taxpayers money and could also create tension since the election is close.
The Electoral Commission, however, insists they will go ahead and create the register despite the disagreement by the parties and civil society organisations.
Again, the Electoral Commission has indicated that the compilation of a new voters' register for the 2020 general elections will begin in April despite the lack of consensus over the matter.
Meanwhile, the founder and leader of the All People's Congress (APC), Dr Hassan Ayariga has stated that the current administration of the Electoral Commission (EC) has no believe in the country's democratic principles.
Mr Ayariga said the current Electoral Commission has failed to allow stakeholder participation in discussion and dialogue of electoral processes in the country.