NDC communications director warns clergy to stay off voters’ register debate –
Deputy Director of Communication of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kwaku Boahen has advised the Christian Counsel, the clergy, former presidents and civil society groups to desist from commenting on the ongoing debate on the voters’ register.
He was categorical on Adom TV’s Bedwam show that the clergy must stay off the debate because it is not their duty to determine for the Electoral Commission (EC), whether to do a new register for the people of Ghana or not.
Rather, he asked the clergy to concentrate on preaching the gospel and leave the politicians to discharge their duties, stressing that the Christian Council does not have the mandate to determine the way election and its process should be handled in Ghana.
“If the Christian Council has the power to appoint a President in Ghana, there wouldn’t be any elections in this country, that is why the people of Ghana have been given the mandate to vote,” Kwaku Boahen said.
“I’m a deputy communications director of the NDC and I’m saying that is the stand point of the NDC and our response to the call by the clergy and those mounting pressure on the EC to change the voter register,” Boahene stressed
He further maintained that it is the same EC which supervised the elections of J. J. Rawlings and J. A. Kufuor to buttress on the need for all to leave the EC alone to work.
The NDC Deputy Communications Director pointed out that the EC has given the political parties letters to converge and defend their positions at the Alisa Hotel on the 29-30 October, 2015.
However, the Member of Parliament for Asante Akyem North Constituency, Kwadwo Baah Agyemang who was a co-panel member was amazed by the comment of the NDC communications director.
He could not believe the Christian Council, a religious body that he said intervened in 2012 General Elections at the time the country was at the verge of breaking could be warned to stay off the debate on having a clean electoral roll.
“Today the NDC is warning the clergy, civil societies, former Presidents and all Ghanaians to shut up on the need to change the voter register…,?” he wondered.
The Asante Akyem North MP was convinced that the NDC has a hidden agenda about the register.