Source: - A member of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), electoral committee, OB Amoah says he is not convinced about the presentation of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) against the compilation of a new voters register.
According to him, he expected the ruling party to counter the NPP’s argument for a new register with incontrovertible evidence to back their case.

The Electoral Commission (EC) as part of measures to decide on whether or not to compile a new electoral roll for the 2016 general elections has organized a public forum in Accra.

The two-day forum to be addressed by political parties and other interest groups is to debate for and against the compilation of a new voters' register.

Justice VCRAC Crabbe is chairman of a five-member committee appointed by the EC to oversee the discussions on the matter during the two-day forum.

The NPP led by its former National Chairman, Peter Mac Manu began the debate and put his presentation under three themes: Statistical defects, constitutional defects and technical defect to prove the voters register is “incurably flawed”.

The NDC represented by its General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia also maintained that a new voter’s register will be a total waste of time and resources since there is technology available to the EC to clean it.

But OB Amoah on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Thursday said the presentation of the NDC scribe was not impressive.

He explained that the argument of the NDC at the forum was just the pedestrian argument they have been making in the media which are not backed with facts.

“I thought the NDC will come and wow us with facts to defeat our argument but their presentation was very disappointing” he added.

OB Amoah who is also Akuapim South Member of Parliament was confident a new voter register will be compiled given the arguments they and the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) have put forward.

On the contrary, the National Organizer of the NDC, Kofi Adams described the NPP’s presentation as self-indicting.

He claimed that all the arguments the opposition party put across rather defeated their call for a new voters register.

Even though he admitted the discussion has been excellent, Kofi Adams said the NPP could have saved the nation money if they had not championed this cause.


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