The Chief Executive Officer of Citi FM, Samuel Atta Mensah has questioned the Electoral Commission over it decision to compile a new register despite the Coronavirus pandemic which is claiming the lives of people.
The Electoral Commission of Ghana on Tuesday, March 17 issued a statement that will start the compilation of a new redister.
The EC in the state t noted that in adherence to the ban placed 9n public gathering by government, it will schedule a new date to start the exercise.
“EC wishes to state that the compilation of the New Voter’s Register has not been cancelled. Plans are far advanced for the successful take-off of the registration process.
“The Commission wishes to assure the general public that it is taking the necessary steps to guarantee the safety of the citizenry and safeguard them from the virus,”
Also the EC has put before Parliament a constitutional instrument which if accepted and approved by the House will allow citizens with only Ghana card and passport to take part in the compilation exercise.
Reacting to the move by the EC to go along and compile a new register despite the critical situation Ghana has found herself in by recording 11 Coronavirus cases at the moment, Sammens as he is affectionately called questioned the motive behind EC move to defy the President’s order.
He advised the EC and other organizations to be silent if they are not concerned about the country’s current state.
He also praised President Akufo-Addo’s decision to meet with leadership of Christian-based faith to seek God’s intervention in battle against the deadly virus.
“We are a nation in crisis and I use the word crisis advisedly because we are faced with something that we have not been able to figure out and that’s not exclusive to Ghana. For a leader of a nation, to this recognition of God as God still being in the affairs of men, that recognition alone, for me is humility.
“Who is squeezing their necks to be talking. If you are not sure about the policy from the Ministry level just keep quiet because causing this kind of panic is not necessary. Is the EC for your mother. You want to go ahead, go ahead and do what. The clear and present danger is not elections”, he fumed.
Meanwhile, the Opposition National Democratic Congress has sued the Electoral Commission at the over it intent to go ahead and compile a new register.