Bernard Mornah: My comments were an advice to EC

The National Chairman of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Bernard Mornah says he will honour an invitation by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

The CID has invited Mr Mornah for questioning over some pronouncements he made against the Electoral Commission (EC) which were deemed to be threats.

According to him, the statement attributed to him was only an advice.

Speaking in an interview on Thursday, Mr Mornah expressed shock that his statement would be deemed a threat when he was only giving counsel to the Commission over its recent posture.

According to the letter inviting Bernard Mornah to the CID headquarters in Accra, he vowed to resist every attempt by the EC to compile the new register and that amounts to a threat.

“People who are already Ghanaians and already registered are going to be taken out of the voters’ register. Don’t you think confusion will come at the registration station, if confusion comes there, you think the EC staff will be safe?

We will beat each other there and will kill each other there, if that is what the EC wants to lead this nation to,” the letter quoted Mr Mornah as saying.

Mr Mornah is expected to be at the CID headquarters at 10am on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

He said he has no problem honoring the invitation and will do so since he still stands by his words.

“I have said that if the Electoral Commission is intending to lead us through this dangerous path, they should know that there will be confusion…It is a caution. If caution becomes threats, I will not run away from it,” he stated.

“A caution cannot represent a threat but if they take it as a threat, then I may have to bring my English teacher to tell them that cautions are not threats,” he added.

He further emphasised his view that the Commission’s posturing concerning the compilation of the new voters’ register should not be condoned.

He said the EC’s decision must be “resisted”.

“The EC is slitting our democracy and we should do everything to resist it and we will resist it.”

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