The Ahafo regional Communication Officer of the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC), Hon. Apraku Lartey has said that, one of the deputy commissioners does not even qualify as a cleaner at the Electoral Commission.
Hon. Apraku Lartey, a former District Chief Executive of the Tano North District of the Ahafo Region in the erstwhile John Mahama Administration said, Dr. Bossman Asare has failed to give cogent reasons why the EC should compile a new voters register whenever he appears on media platforms.
The former DCE was speaking to Akua Nyarko Abronoma, host of Dinpa anopa bosuo on Dinpa 91.3FM Fm in Sunyani Monday, 20th January, 2020 when he was asked to give his view on the Electoral Commission’s decision to compile a new voters register for the 2020 upcoming general Election.
Mr. Apraku in his submissions made reference to the interview on Citi TV’s Point of View on Wednesday, 15th January 2020 between the host, Mr. Bernard Avle and Dr. Bossman.
“In that interview, the host, Bernard Avle asked the Deputy Commissioner whether the decision by the Commission to compile a new voter register has been tabled for discussion with the parties and what were the responses by the major political parties”?
Dr Bossman’s response to this question by Bernard Avle was, as described by Mr. Apraku, was ”unconvincing and without merit” for any reasonable person to waste their time on these frivolous reasons.
“Dr Bossman’s response to the question was that “the decision by the EC to compile a new voters register came up as another matter in one of their meetings but none of the parties made a comment on this subject”.
“This is a serious issue, that should have been the main agenda for discussion and not other matters”.
After listening to him, I told myself that, “Dr. Bossman Asare is not on top of the job, he doesn’t even qualify to be a cleaner at the EC”, Mr. Lartey added.
The EC’s decision to compile a new voters register has been met with swift opposition.
About eighteen (18) Civil Society Organizations have come out with their reasons to oppose the decision.
Meanwhile, members of the Inter-Party Resistance Against a New Voters’ Register (IPRNA) on Saturday, 11th January 2020 demonstrated at the Tamale Jubilee Park to kick against the compilation of a new voters register for election 2020.
Currently, the group is in Kumasi to embark on a similar exercise tomorrow, Tuesday, 21st January to sensitize the public about the need for the EC to drop that decision.
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