CODEC demo

The group organized the demonstration against the main opposition New Patriotic Party’s call for the electoral commission to issue a new voters register for the 2016 general election as the current one is bloated and unreliable for free, fair and transparent polls.

CODEC DEMO
CODEC DEMO
The protestors marched through the main streets of Accra, waving placards amid singing, drumming and dancing.
Some of the placards read ‘Leave Electoral Commission boss to do her work’, ‘Election 2016 will be peaceful’, ‘One Ghana under One God’, and ‘NPP change your flagbearer, not the register’, among others.

The convener of the protest, Edudzi Kudzo Tameklo, said the march was to reinforce the constitutional belief that the independence of the EC must at all times be maintained and that Ghanaians should allow the EC to do its work as permitted by the constitution.

“We have also realized that a lot of information has been churned out into the public domain, one being the fact that the flagbearer of the NPP has indicated that the whole country is clamoring for a new voters register; we think that that position is not entirely correct,” he said.

Tameklo said whatever suggestions that had been tabled, electorates should also be given the chance to add their voices.

“We want every single Ghanaian to begin to have a say in this whole discussion,” he said.

The group plans to replicate the protest in all the regional capitals to create the awareness.

A pro-opposition group – Let My Votes Count – held a similar demonstration recently clamoring for a new register for the next general election.

The EC has constituted a five-member committee to compile all proposals on the voters’ register at a two-day forum for stakeholders in Accra beginning Thursday. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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