NDC takes demonstration against new voter register to Ashanti Region



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The opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) is set to embark on another demonstration in the Ashanti Region come 21st January, 2020.

The Demonstration, dubbed,”Yempene” is to protest the Electoral Commission’s (EC) decision to compile a new voters’ register for the upcoming elections while in an election year.

Already, a similar Demonstration has been held in the Northern Region, drawing huge crowds to indicate how those in the Region, especially NDC supporters did not agree to the decision by the EC.

The “TIKUSAHI Demonstration” saw the NDC sympathisers burn tyres, while they marched through the Central Business District of Tamale, chanting ‘war songs’ against the compilation of a new voters’ register by the EC.

Despite their attempt to resist the compilation of the new voter’s ID Card, the EC has however, turned a deaf ear to the NDC and is bent on executing its plan.

Meanwhile, the party still stands by its opinion that the current voters’ register is credible, and therefore it should be used in 2020 just as it was used in 2016.

Speaking on the Morning Agenda, a segment on Atinka TV’s Ghana Nie, the Former Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister, Joseph Yamin was optimistic that huge crowds will converge in the region to show how they are disappointed in the NPP government and the EC.

According to him, the crowd that will converge in the Ashanti Region for the demonstration will be more than that of the Northern Region.

“It is not a National demonstration, it is regional and therefore we are not busing people from other regions to the Ashanti Region. However who ever wants to join is allowed to participate,” he said.

However, he added that there will be buses available in the Ashanti Region on the said day to convey those who are interested to the venue.

Ghana| Atinkaonline.com| Porcia Oforiwaa Ofori