The National Democratic Party (NDP) has lauded the Electoral Commission’s (EC’s) decision to compile a new voters’ register and appealed to the citizenry to support and assist the Commission to provide a credible and transparent register for Election 2020.
It noted that a new voters’ register would guarantee a free, fair, transparent and credible elections and all eligible voters must participate in the exercise to ensure a successful exercise towards the 2020 general election.
Addressing the Bono Regional Delegates’ Congress of the party in Sunyani to elect new regional executives for a four-year mandate, Alhaji Mohammed Frimpong, the General Secretary of the NDP, insisted that “no political party can dictate to the EC on what to do and what not to do since the EC is a constitutionally established and independent institution, which has its own mandate on electoral processes”.
“Political parties dictating to the EC must desist from such situation and allow it to work on its constitutional mandate to avoid sending wrong signals to other groups to create constitutional crisis which can derail our democratic discourse,” he cautioned.
A 14-memeber new executives chaired by Seidu Adams were elected by a popular acclamation to steer the affairs of the NDP in the Bono Region for the next four years in an exercise conducted by the EC.
Alhaji Frimpong appealed to members, supporters, well wishers and faithful of the party to come out in their numbers to participate in the registration exercise scheduled to commence from April 28 this year, so as to enable them to exercise their franchise and vote for the party in the upcoming general election on December 7 this year.
He said the party would soon roll out policies and programmes to make the party attractive to the electorate and compete with the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to break the duopoly in the nation’s political dispensation. -GNA