National Organiser of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Joshua Akamba, has called on party faithfuls to resist the oppression of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and stay strong and united as 2020 election draws nigh.
The party, he said, must be wary of the chicanery being employed by the Nana Akufo-Addo administration because it is not planning to deliver a free and fair election.
According to him, the Akufo-Addo-led government has been scheming from the very moment it got into power, deploying people into strategic institutions and rounding up all individuals who have a bone to pick with the NDC to use them in its crash campaign.
Mr. Akamba made the call on Accra-based Radio Gold, which now transmits digitally and on social media platforms following its shut down by the National Communications Authority.
His comments come upon the heels of the arrest of a National Identification Authority (NIA) official by the Kaneshie police, at the behest of the NDC, for registering people at night.
The illegal exercise was reportedly being undertaken at the house of a known NPP member whose name was given as Gifty Boateng and members of the NDC who had noticed the suspicious activity called in the police to break up the process.
The outspoken Akamba noted the illegality and irregularities going on with the registration of the Ghana card portends a very bleak time ahead for the voter card registration exercise, especially when the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensah, has indicated the exercise would only be conducted at the district level.
According to him, the EC chair has claimed the commission will help political parties to provide buses to transport their followers to the various districts to register.
He queried, “For the first time in the history of the country, such an important national exercise as the voter registration exercise is going to be conducted only at the district level? “This is a national exercise and therefore how do political parties come in anyway.”
Joshua Akamba indicated the irregularities with the Ghana card registration and the pronouncements of the EC chairperson should be a wake-up call for the NDC to strengthen its ranks and resist the oppressor.