Attitude of politicians discouraging voters from registering-NDC Guru

A former national chairman of the largest opposition party National Democratic Congress (NDC) Opanyin Yaw Boateng Gyan has boldly without fear or favor stated that though the Electoral Commission (EC) is not making the upcoming limited voter registration exercise attractive, they the politicians are also worsening the matter with their unpredicted attitude.

The EC earlier planned to conduct the exercise in its district offices across the country and few selected electoral areas but the NDC contended that undertaking the exercise in the offices of the commission might pose challenges to potential registrants in view of time, distance, energy and expense that will be involved in their travelling from far distances to the offices of the EC.

Umar Ayuba a private citizen in the Northern region filed an application at the Supreme Court seeking a ruling to stop the Commission from going ahead with the registration just three days to the commencement of the exercise which has been thrown out by an Accra high court.

The exercise according to the EC will now take place from Monday, June 17 to Sundsay, July 7. This follows the dismissal of the injunction sought by Umar Ayuba.

The NDC who still believe that the position of the EC is not in favor of Ghanaians are still complaining.

Speaking to Nana Darkwa on Obuoba fm’s morning show “Obuoba Kasa” Boateng Gyan said the position of the EC will discourage voters from registering but attitudes of politicians are also worsening the case which may lead to a low turnout in the upcoming exercise.

“Some of we the politicians which I’m included make big promises to electorates but fail to deliver on the promises so the people are tired of the politicians which nothing pushes them to go and register and even come and vote”, he lamented.

Source: Ghana/ Mintah

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