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NDC will not withdraw from Election 2020–Ofosu Ampofo clarifies

The National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Ofosu Ampofo,  has affirmed that the party will not withdraw from the 2020 general election despite the ‘belligerence’ of the Electoral Commission (EC).

However, he noted that the leadership of the party would not look on unconcerned to be cheated by the commission and the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Mr Ampofo explained that the party was going to apply all means possible to prevent the EC from going ahead with the compilation of a new voters’ register and insisted that “the National Democratic Congress will not withdraw from the 2020 general elections, we will take part in the elections and we are also going to ensure our smooth victory.

“There’s no iota of truth in the EC’s statement in response to our press conference,
we have engaged the Electoral Commission and they are deliberately planning to disenfranchise eligible voters, anyone calling on the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to boycott the December polls is a nation wrecker,” he posited and indicated that “having been part of the nation’s democratic dispensation, it will be a sacrilege for them to boycott any election”.

Reinforcing the NDC’s position against the compilation of a new voters’ register, Mr Ampofo stressed that “the ‘noise’ being made by the NDC against the compilation of a new voters’ register is for the protection of lives and property.

“The peace, unity, stability, national cohesion and tranquility of Ghana is important to us, so the Election Management Board should reflect and listen to voice of reason, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, there are fears Ghana’s case count may rise astronomically if the Electoral Commission is allowed to have its way.

“Why is the EC running away from its own document it used for the 2016 elections? They want to endanger the lives of the citizenry to satisfy their pay masters, this notwithstanding, if the EC ignores all our warning and goes ahead to compile a new voters’ register, the NDC will not boycott the elections.

“We are a democratic party so we won’t do what the New Patriotic Party did when it boycotted the 1992 parliamentary elections which affected the country’s body politic,” Mr Ampofo said. -adomonline.com

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