The former Northern Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Daniel Bugri Naabu, has backed the decision by the Electoral Commission to compile a new votersâ€™ register for the conduct of the upcoming general elections
He said the EC has even delayed in the compilation because the need for a new register has been long overdue.
â€œNobody should tell us the EC shouldnâ€™t have a new votersâ€™ register for 202 elections,â€ he said on Onua TV, adding the old one is what was â€œused for 2012 and 2016 elections and look at what happenedâ€.
He argued that since the last register, the number of constituencies, as well as regions in the country, have increased â€œand this alone should tell us that we need completely new voters registerâ€.
â€œThis will afford new constituencies to know their boundaries. The new regions would know their boundaries. In fact, the woman [Jean Mensa] has even delayed. That woman is an intelligent woman and she must bring a new votersâ€™ register before we go to elections in December 2020â€ Mr Naabu stated.
Accusations against NDC
Mr. Naabu accused the NDC and other political parties who are against the compilation of a new votersâ€™ register of having a hidden agenda.
â€œI donâ€™t see why the EC is bringing a new register and NDC and others political parties are against it. What are they afraid of? What are they hiding?â€
In his view, â€œit means there is something they have done to the register that is why they are afraid for the new oneâ€
â€œMay be they have planted some people inside the register from Togo, Ivory Coast and others because we have new regions, new constituencies and new polling stations and you are saying you donâ€™t want a new voters register? What is their problem?â€
Mr. Naabu praised the EC, especially, the Chairperson, Jean Mensa, for the bold decision to compile a new votersâ€™ register before the elections in December.
â€œI thank the young lady. May God help her to do a new register; a new register is neededâ€.
Source: 3 News