On Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020, the Electoral Commission of Ghana has commenced piloting of its new voter’s registration exercise across the sixteen (16) regional offices in Ghana. The exercise according to the Elections Director of EC, Dr. Serebour Quaicoe is to demonstrate and test the Electoral processes ahead of the mass registration.
The exercise which began yesterday, saw a good number of Ghanaians who participated including some key National Democratic Congress (NDC) regional executives, one of who’s new voter’s ID card issued by EC pups up was the Volta Regional Vice Chairman of the NDC Mr. George Loh.
In responding to that, the iconic journalist of Citi Fm Umaru Sanda Amadu has expressed a shock to have observed the National Democratic Congress (NDC) participating in Electoral Commission’s controversial piloting or demonstration exercise ahead of the mass new voter’s register compilation exercise towards the December general elections.
According to Umaru, he was surprised for a revelation made by the former member of Parliament for North Dayi who is now the current Volta Regional Vice Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), that, he was not the only NDC executive who participated in the Electoral Commission’s piloting exercise, but a lot of NDC regional executives across the country took part.
“…. one that really shocked me, is George Loh, a former NDC MP and current Volta Regional vice chair of the party telling me that he was not the only one who took part in today’s pilot registration by the EC, but that several other regional NDC executives did too” He said.
The fearless, eloquent and brave eyewitness journalist of Citi FM added that, instead of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) regional executives joining the “frustrated” Bernard Mornah with his angry sympathizers, party members and followers who defiled the heavy rain, possible tear gas and stray police bullets at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service in solidarity with Bernard Mornah, they were rather busily experimenting EC’s piloting exercise which they greatly opposed.
“On a day NDC boys and girls stood in the rains at the CID Headquarters to join Bernard Mornah in the fight against the new register, their party executives were busily experimenting with the project. These NDC boys and girls defied heavy rains and possible tear gas and stray police bullets to sustain the fight.”
According to him, the NDC’s action is like a person who said he is a Muslim and don’t drink alcohol but he will take part in an alcohol competition by tasting it. To him, the act could be described as hypocritical and betrayal in face of many.
“If this isn’t hypocrisy, I don’t know what is. It’s like saying I’m a Muslim so I don’t drink alcohol but I’ll partake in an alcohol tasting contest.” He concluded.
Below is a Facebook post made by Mr. Elikem Sewordor in connection with Umaru Sanda Amadu’s comment.