EC has disrespected its Eminent Advisory Committee - NDC, others
The Inter-Party Resistance against the New Voters' Register is accusing the Electoral Commission (EC) of disrespecting the Eminent Advisory Committee with its decision to announce a date for the beginning of the registration.
The Electoral Commission said it will begin the registration on April 18 in spite of the recommendation by the commission's Advisory Committee to engage stakeholders to ensure consensus on the issue.
The move by the EC has not gone down well with the Inter-Party Resistance against the New Voters' Register comprising with the NDC and other political parties as they accused the EC of showing bad faith by going ahead to declare April 18, as the beginning of the compilation of the new register without recourse to a planned engagement of stakeholders at a meeting scheduled for 30th January.
In a statement issued and signed by the National Chairman of the group, Bernard Mornah indicated that :
The group initially withdrew its earlier announcement of the momentary suspension of the protests, but the group in the statement further stated that they have resumed protests against the new register