Member of Parliament for North Tongu constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, wish government would have used a more aggressive approach in the fight against the global coronavirus pandemic but instead, the Akufo-Addo led administration is haggling over a new voters’ register for an election.
The MP believes this, will not make the ruling New Patriotic Party win the upcoming General election which will be held in December.
According to the legislator, human lives is of much importance than a register which President Akufo-Addo is using every means possible to get a new one done before December so he can rig the elections.
His comment follows the Electoral Commission disobedience to an order from the court that forbids them to go with their workshop training of directors and deputy directors on the upcoming compilation of a new Voter’s register in May and the general elections in December.
Sam George on Friday secured a court order to stop the Electoral Commission form holding the workshop at the Escape Hotel in Prampram.
However, the Electoral Commission and its leadership have gone ahead to organize the said workshop nonetheless. According to reports from Joy News, their reporters saw heavy security at the hotel when they got there.
Reacting to the incident, Mr. Ablakwa in a lengthy Facebook post indicated that “the December 2020 elections would not be won by a new or old register. But the winner will be determined by genuine demonstrable empathy for the current humanitarian crisis, a track record of delivery and a compelling vision for the difficult future in a post-pandemic era.”
Read his full statement below;
The adverse economic impact on many as a result of fighting COVID-19 has been devastating. We should be compiling a register for the vulnerable to enable us assist struggling folks NOW as many other countries are doing instead of haggling over a new voters’ register for an election far away in December which already has a credible register.
Human survival must precede political power.
In any case, the December 2020 elections would not be won by a new or old register. The winner will be determined by genuine demonstrable empathy for the current humanitarian crisis, a track record of delivery and a compelling vision for the difficult future in a post-pandemic era.
Blessed Sunday. May we be endowed with greater wisdom as we navigate uncharted waters.
Source: Nana Kwame/Smartandstuck.com