The Paramount Chief of Abeadze Traditional Area in the Central Region, Daasebre Kwebu Ewusi VII, has expressed worry about the posture of the Electoral Commission (EC) over the compilation of a new voters’ register and for failing to honour the invitation of the National House of Chiefs.
“The National House of Chiefs is unhappy over the Electoral Commission’s (EC) purported refusal to meet with us over concerns about the compilation of the new voters’ register and for refusing to honour our invitation after some political parties petitioned the House over the matter,” he lamented.
Daasebre Ewusi, who is also the Vice President of the National House of Chiefs insisted that the posture of the commission was worrying because when other parties petitioned the House on the electoral hullabaloo it heard from them and stated that they needed to hear from the commission to realise how best to be advised.
“If you are not able to honour our invitation let someone come from the commission’s regional office in Kumasi and inform nananom chairperson of commission cannot make it but none happened, we don’t know why she [Jean Mensa] doesn’t want to see us or avail herself to the House, whatever it is, we have no idea.
“The House is appealing to all political parties to prioritise harmony, peace, stability, national cohesion and unity, before, during and after elections so as the citizenry will comport him or herself in lawful manner and if they do not want the new voters’ register that is up to them.
“That is the decision of the government but I also appeal to politicians to conduct themselves well because there will be lot of issues so we ask EC to ensure no citizen is disenfranchised ahead of 2020 polls by refusing to honour our invitation to dialogue on new voters’ register which is central to escalating tension in the country.
“Central to escalating tension is decision of commission to compile new voters’ register, unfortunately, it failed to honour invitations to National House of Chiefs, when traditional leaders wanted opportunity to promote dialogue in interest of peace and we call on EC to make peaceful conduct of this year’s elections its primary objectives which will require no qualified Ghanaian is disenfranchised and general election are free, fair, credible and transparent,” Daasebre Ewusi reiterated.-citinewsroom.com