The National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Tuesday decided to boycott the Institute of Economic Affairs’ (IEA) purported debate on the Voters Register.
“The NDC is unable to participate in the said debate because it is only the Electoral Commission which is mandated to deal with all issues relating to election matters,” Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketiah NDC, General Secretary said in a statement copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra.
The NDC said “it is very surprising that the IEA is organising this debate after it was part of a decision that was taken by the Ghana Political Parties Programme (GPPP), that the EC should be in-charge of Voter Register issues.
“The IEA is attempting to usurp, or compete with the EC over the Voters Register issue; which is unacceptable”.
The NDC explained that the EC has opened its doors for submissions from political parties as well as Civil Society Groups; adding, “so if the IEA has some concerns, it should be channeled to the EC.”
“If the Forum is about collating views to formulate a position of the GPPP on the Voters Register, it is rather belated because a comprehensive Report by the GPPP has already been submitted,” the statement added. GNA