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25-Feb-2020  
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A former Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister, Joseph Yamin, has said he felt insulted as a Ghanaian and believes all other persons who have objected to the compilation of the new voters' register will feel the same way at the words of President Akufo-Addo on the EC’s avowed decision.

Joseph Yamin, in an interview on UTV’s ‘Adekye Nsroma’ newspaper show, insisted President Akufo-Addo could have used a different word to express himself on the subject matter than to say that the EC’s compilation of new voters register "makes a lot of sense"; meaning any other person against the decision is ‘senseless’.

“ . . I know President Akufo-Addo’s motive of backing EC’s decision is to find something through the back doors of the state coffers through corruption means for his party followers or he [President Akufo-Addo] feels that due to his poor performance the only means to guarantee his chances of remaining in power is to manipulate the electoral system.

“Otherwise, he would want to take up and hold on to his ‘listening President title’ given him by his party members for making changes to some critical national issues” he added.

Listen to him in the video below



Background

Earlier this week, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo backed calls by a section of Ghanaians to allow the country’s Electoral Commission compile a new register.

The decision, according to the President, makes a lot of sense.

“We are getting ourselves ready for December 7. The Electoral Commission is going to compile a new register. It appears there is now an eight-year cycle for the EC to compile a register. They did so in 2012 and 2004. So with these last three including this one are all in the eight-year cycle. I think it makes a lot of sense. The national census itself is done on a ten-year basis.”

“So it makes sense that we keep up the EC to admit new people, take out all those who have died, etc. Their intention is to begin in April. We want everybody in Ghana who can vote to register. It’s important that we all exercise our civic duty to go and vote in December and choose the government that we want,” CNR quoted the President as saying.

 

 

 
 
Source: Elizabeth Semiheva Bedi/ peacefmonline.com / [email protected]
 
 

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