President John Mahama says the New Patriotic Party’s stance on the ongoing voter register discussion is overly entrenched.
According to him the development is not good for the advancement of Ghana’s democracy.
“In our local language that is what we call ‘patapaa.’ It is the duty of the electoral commission to decide on voters registers and we must have respect for the institutions of democracy,” the President said.
The President was speaking at an event in the Upper East region as part of his #changinglives tour.
“Ghanaians are discerning, and it is not right for our democracy that you have a party that claims to be democratic but in everything claim that is either my way or no way; this country will never burn
According to him, democracy requires that dialogue and mutual respect is applied in resolving national differences instead of violence.
“If we don’t respect the institutions of democracy, then we have no democracy. And so we all wrote into the Constitution that we shall have an independent electoral commission. NDC is a democratic party, and we shall abide by the principles of democracy and respect anything the commission says and we will win the 2016 election,” he said.
NPP pressure group Let My Vote Count Alliance is leading a call for a new register claiming that the existing one is compromised and unfit for next year’s elections.