Former President John Agyekum Kufour has urged individuals, organisations and political parties that do not agree with the Electoral Commission's (EC) decision to compile a new voters' register to resort to court and not take the law into their own hands.
To those who are protesting the decision, he said they have the right to protest but, should be done in a peaceful manner in order not to create any any incident that will mar with the peace of others.
Mr John Kufour made the comments when the Mass Action Committee (MAC), a civil society organization made up of people from different walks of our national life including academia, entrepreneurs, political and social activists, traders, farmers among others paid a courtesy call on him at his residence Wednesday.
He noted that the Constitution mandates the EC to do its work independently especially concerning elections and therefore must not be dictated to by political parties, individuals, civil society organisations although it works in the interests of all.
"If you disagree with the EC on the compilation of the new voters' register, then go to the supreme court and present your case to them. If you do not go this way, it means that whatever you do, you do it against the Constitution," he said.
He added that,"If you go to the EC to protest and prevent it from carrying its duties, it means that you are rather breaking the laws of the country and infringing on the democracy that we have. You can protest, but by doing so, do it in the confines of the law. Let us make our points known, but by doing so let us not do anything that will break tghe laws."
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