The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has pledged to vigorously oppose any attempts by the Electoral Commission (EC) to manipulate and suppress voters during the ongoing limited voter registration exercise.
The EC began the registration of new voters across its 268 district offices on Tuesday, despite opposition from some political parties.
The NDC and four other political parties had previously sued the EC at the Supreme Court over its decision to restrict the registration exercise to district offices. The parties involved in the lawsuit are the Convention People's Party (CPP), All People's Congress (APC), the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG), and the Great Consolidated People's Party (GCPP).
Speaking at a news conference in Accra, Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketia, the National Chairperson of the NDC, stated that the party was fully prepared for the registration exercise and was actively monitoring the process to prevent any attempts to “suppress votes and rig the process.”
He emphasized the NDC's commitment to standing up for the masses and criticized the EC's decision to proceed with the exercise despite the pending legal matters.
Mr. Nketia argued that the EC's decision to restrict the registration exercise to its district offices would reduce access to registration centres and suggested that it was unlawful and unreasonable.
He called on NDC officials, members, sympathizers, and Ghanaians in general to support eligible individuals in participating in the ongoing registration exercise.
Reporting by Benjamin A. Commey. Editing by Mariam Aminu.