The Inter-Party Resistance against New Voters Register says it will consider taking legal action against the Electoral Commission (EC) if all attempts to get the compilation of a new voters’ register fails.
The group over the weekend staged a demonstration in Tamale against the EC’s decision to compile a new biometric voters’ register for the 2020 general election.
The leader of the All Peoples’ Congress (APC), said legal action to have the process stopped is the last resort for the group.
“We will continue to ask for dialogue. Going to court is the last resort of everything. We don’t want to use it as our first option. We will definitely use it as a last option. We will definitely use all the laws available to us.”
The EC has said it is ready to engage the various political parties, especially those opposing the decision to compile a new voters’ register ahead of 2020 elections.
“As far as the EC is concerned, our doors are open. We will still engage the parties. Very soon, we will have an IPAC meeting to call on the parties for us to look at the modalities; how we are going to do it.
So we wish that all the parties will come on board. If there are certain ways we can do certain things to mitigate the concerns of others, the EC is ready to do that,” the Deputy Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Dr Bossman Asare said.