Voter registration: NDC will respect ruling of Supreme Court — Mahama

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John Dramani Mahama

The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr John Dramani Mahama, has stated that the party will respect the verdict of the Supreme Court on the issue of the voters registration exercise.

He said the party was awaiting the verdict of the Supreme Court on its disagreement with the Electoral Commission (EC) on the register to use and what form of identification to be used in the event of any voters registration exercise.

“Whatever verdict the Supreme Court gives, we are all law-abiding citizens and we shall respect the verdict of the court.”

Mr Mahama was speaking during a courtesy call on the Fiaga of the Tongor Traditional Area, Togbe Asro Kwasi V, and some chiefs last Saturday at Dzemini as part of his Community Engagement Activity in the South Dayi Constituency in the Volta Region.

He was in the community to commiserate with victims of a recent rainstorm, the families of persons who lost their lives when a boat capsized in the middle of the Volta River and also meet with the Boat Owners’ Association.

Context

The NDC is at the Supreme Court challenging the decision of the EC to use only the Ghana card or the passport as the form of identification one needs to register in the upcoming voters registration exercise.

The party is seeking the inclusion of an existing voter identification card as another form of identification, while a private citizen, Mr Mark Takyi-Banson, is seeking the inclusion of a birth certificate as one of the identifications.

Registration

Former President Mahama said whatever the verdict of the Supreme Court, there was going to be a registration exercise — either a limited registration exercise, a new registration exercise or a validation of an existing register.

“Whichever registration it is, I will plead with Togbui to beat the gong-gong and ask all the people to come out and register so that in December they can exercise their vote,” he stated.

Mr Mahama said their registration would enable them to participate in choosing the country’s leaders on December 7, 2020.

He, therefore, stressed the need for Ghanaians to register during whatever form of registration exercise to make a choice of leaders who do not talk but act.

“We all know that the NDC, we don’t talk but our actions speak for us. All of us must register so that on December 7, we can bring the NDC to power. Our elders say, we’ve carried water and we’ve carried alcohol and we know which one is heavier,” he stated.

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Source: Graphic.com.gh

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