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Nana Addo eased ban on public gatherings to allow EC help him rig December elections – Sammy Gyamfi

Sammy Gyamfi
Sammy Gyamfi

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) accuses President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of easing restrictions on public gatherings to serve his own interest.

The National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Sammy Gyamfi, has accused President Nana Addo that, his decision to lift ban on public gatherings in the means of increasing cases of novel coronavirus is needles and unwanted.

According to Sammy Gyamfi, the president’s decision is a deliberate attempt to allow the Electoral Commission together with National Identification Authority (NIA) to help rig the December 7, 2020 elections in his favour.

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Mr. Sammy Gyamfi who was addressing a press briefing in Accra on Monday, 1st June, 2020 held by the NDC, blamed the president for easing restrictions on public gatherings. The press conference according to them was organised in connection with President Akufo-Akufo’s update No.10 on measures taken against the spread of Coronavirus in Ghana.

The Communications officer of the NDC categorically stated that, the president’s decision is needless an unwanted hence easing of the restrictions by the president is a plan to pursue his selfish interest to disenfranchise Ghanaians in the upcoming general elections.

Sammy Gyamfi revealed that, the president’s decision is to allow Mrs. Jean Mensa-led Electoral Commission (EC) to conduct its unscrupulous, needless and useless agenda by compiling a new voter’s register.

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“The fact that church and mosque gatherings are not supposed to have more than 100 people in attendance, and are supposed to last for just an hour but the National Identification Authority and EC have been given the freedom to register an unlimited number of people from 7:am to 5:pm, that’s for a period of 10 hours, shows clearly that the so-called partial reopening of schools, churches and mosques was only a ruse to the President’s main agenda,” Sammy further explained.

The NDC’s Sammy Gyamfi said, the Electoral Commission has disrespected traditional and opinion leaders by refusing to honour their invitation forgetting that, traditional authorities are key stakeholders in Ghana’s peace architecture and have contributed enormously to the peace, stability and democracy of Ghana. The decision he described as an insult to the values, norms, culture, customs etc. on the part of the traditional leaders.

In conclusion, the National Democratic Congress noted that, they will stress hard by employing all other avenues to stop the Electoral Commission from compiling unwanted new voter’s register.

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