President of the Republic of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo, has indicated that, he has no interest in any improper machination in rigging the 2020 elections in December.
In his address to the Nation on the voter registration exercise which schedule to take place today 30th June 2020, across the nation, the president stated that he has no interest in disenfranchising any eligible Ghanaian and that he has spent his life fighting for democratic institutions and will continue to fight throughout his life.
According to the President the compilation of a voters register is one of the most important tasks in the effective functioning of any democracy, because if an eligible citizen’s name is not in the register, that citizen cannot exercise the right to vote and cannot therefore; participate in the determination of the choice of government of the day.
President Akufo –Addo said some have argued, and continue to argue that, in the midst of a pandemic, the compilation of a new register and indeed the conduct of the presidential and parliamentary elections should be put on hold and scheduled for a later date perhaps when the pandemic ends, this according to the President “is not possible”.
He further declared that, to guarantee safety of all eligible Ghanaians, at the thirty-three thousand, three hundred and twenty-seven polling stations across the country, the Electoral Commission has put in place the necessary measures and elaborated protocols, as outlined earlier in the day by the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission Jean Mensa. “All these protocols should be adhered to” he added
By Iddrisu Muftaw | talksafrica.com