‘New register or not, President Akufo-Addo will win’ – NPP Chairman

Accra, Jan 14, GNA – Mr Dennis Amfo-Sefah, New
Patriotic Party Constituency Chairman for Tema West, has stated President Nana
Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will win the 2020 polls whether a new Voters’ register
is used or the old one.

The said the agitation by some political
parties on the introduction of a new Voters’ register was therefore unnecessary
and would therefore have no impact on the victory of the President and the NPP
in general.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency in Accra on
the issues that were raised on the introduction of a new register, Mr
Amfo-Sefah said the agitations were borne out of mischief by a people who knew
defeat was staring them in the face and therefore are willing to clutch on even
straw just to distract attention.

“The trends are poignant; it is clear that
even with the current register that we are talking about, President Akufo-Addo
will have a second term.

“For our friends who are making the ugly
noises around town, maybe they have forgotten, this is the very same register
that gave President Akufo-Addo a landslide victory with a gap of  one million votes, Mr. Amfo Sefah who is popularly
called Nana Boakye, said.

He said under normal circumstance, it was
President Akufo-Addo and the NPP which should be fighting the Electoral
Commission over its intent to change the very register,which gave the NPP a
landslide victory and brought them into power from opposition.

“But President Akufo-Addo is not doing this,
the NPP is not seeking to use its incumbency to force the EC to maintain this
register, which has been favorable to the NPP – it is the opposition parties
rather that are fighting for the register to be maintained, the question is
why?”

The coalition of opposition parties have
argued that the EC has no justifiable excuse to change the existing biometric
register, because there is nothing wrong with it. They also argue that whatever
is wrong with the register can easily be solved.

However, the EC has said that the existing
biometric system is obsolete that the whole set up had to be replaced by a new
one and has since gone on to secure Parliamentary approval for the exercise.

In a protest, the parties have started a
series of demonstrations across the country, with the first one held in Tamale
over the weekend. The parties include; the NDC, the CPP, the PNC and the APC.

“A look at the cast of political parties
protesting will easily show you that the whole protest movement is a joke. Take
PNC, while their National Chairman is protesting, their Secretary has said he
supports the compilation of a new register. The CPP is similarly fractured. As
for Hassan Ayariga and his APC, everybody knows that his party is a one-man
show.

He advised the parties to stop wasting its
energies on the protest that will end nowhere and rather concentrate its
attention on trying to position themselves as alternatives to the NPP
government.

“Because as for Nana Addo, whether you vote
with a new register or not, he is already a winner,” Chairman Nana Boakye said.

GNA

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