The National Campaign Manager of the NPP, Mr Peter Mac Manu has revealed that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has no bases whatsoever for their rigid stance on the impending compilation of new voters register.
Mac Manu contended that the NDC is making noise and creating a misconception about the process because they know they have lost the elections in advance.
Mr Mac Manu’s reaction at the press conference was in response to an earlier press conference organised by the NDC and addressed by its National Chairman, Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, where the party accused the NPP, EC and NIA of the plot.
Mr Mac Manu said: “We support the compilation of a new register but will leave that decision for the EC to make. However, with or without a new register, the New Patriotic Party is prepared to campaign and win the endorsement of the overwhelming majority of the Ghanaian people once again in the next polls, based purely on what we are delivering to protect and improve the lives of the people in every corner of the country. May God bless our homeland Ghana and make her great and strong.”
“But it is important we make it clear that the NPP is and cannot be part of any conspiracy whatsoever to rig the 2020 elections. The NDC has sat together to plan and have finally come out with the details of their fake conspiracy theory against the NPP. A fake conspiracy does not become a credible conspiracy just because an opposition that is afraid of losing a free and fair contest says so.
“We want the people of Ghana to ask the NDC this simple but important question: so what is it about the 2012 voters register that the NDC is so determined to protect it from being replaced? What is in that 2012 register that the NDC is threatening civil war if it is changed for a better one?
“Why is the NDC placing its entire electoral fortunes on that controversial register which was compiled under their term in office?
“Please, remember that this is the first time ever that any opposition party in Ghana has complained and complained so loudly against the compilation of a new voters’ register. Under President Rawlings, the EC compiled a new register and the NPP in opposition supported it. Under President Kufuor, the EC compiled a new register and the NDC then under John Atta Mills did not complain. In 2012, under President John Atta Mills, the EC set out to compile a new register and the NPP did not only welcome it, we were constructive in pushing for features to enhance its credibility.”