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Peacefully transfer power to us in your own interest – NDC to NPP

The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has received a strong warning from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) asking them to make sure that the upcoming general elections in 2024 are peaceful and orderly.

The National Chairman of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, expressed concerns and charged the Electoral Commission with possibly supporting President Akufo-Addo’s purported resistance to handing over power to their nominee, John Dramani Mahama, at a press conference on Thursday, May 9.

“Ladies and gentlemen, we do not expect the Electoral Commission of Ghana to act as the conduit through which Akufo-Addo will implement his avowed determination not to hand over power to the visionary, experienced and trustworthy John Dramani Mahama. NPP must choose a peaceful transfer of power from NPP to NDC in their own interest. The 2024 elections will not be business as usual,” he asserted.

Peacefully transfer power to us in your own interest – NDC to NPP

According to Nketiah, NDC registration agents around the country would fight against any efforts by the EC to lessen transparency in the voter registration procedure.

“Ladies and gentlemen, we do not expect the Electoral Commission of Ghana to act as the conduit through which Akufo-Addo will implement his avowed determination not to hand over power to the visionary, experienced and trustworthy John Dramani Mahama. NPP must choose a peaceful transfer of power from NPP to NDC in their own interest. The 2024 elections will not be business as usual,” he asserted.

He declared that any move by the EC to reduce transparency in the voter registration process will be met with resistance by NDC registration agents nationwide.

“We wish to serve notice and notice is hereby served that NDC registration agents across the country will resist the EC’s clandestine attempts aimed at diminishing transparency in the voter registration exercise.

“Let me emphasise that our agents must activate the party’s super hi-tech application systems to transmit all serial numbers of BVR kits in their districts and electoral areas to the National Elections and IT Directorate of the party, with or without the approval of the EC.”

Nketiah invited Chiefs, Opinion Leaders, and Faith-based Organisations to join their call for increased transparency and fairness, which he described as a prerequisite for peaceful elections.

“Finally, let me use this opportunity to repeat our call to all CSOs, Chiefs, Opinion Leaders, and Faith-based Organisations to join us to demand more transparency and fairness which is a necessary pre-condition for peaceful elections,” he called.

Meanwhile, the EC has declined the NDC’s request for the serial numbers of the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kits used in the ongoing Limited Voter Registration.

Akosua Boatemaa

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