The Eastern Region Youth Wing of the ruling New Patriotic Party has warned that it will counter resist any form of opposition to the compilation of a new Voters’ register by any group or individual in the region.
A statement issued Tuesday, June 2 under the signature of the Regional Youth Organizer, Jerry Osei-Opoku stated that the youth wing of the party has followed with rapt attention, raging debate and commentaries about the decision of the Electoral Commission (EC) to commence the compilation of a new Voters Register.
“Of particular concern to the youth, necessitating this statement are the threats from the NDC and Mr. Bernard Mornah (PNC National Chairman) to disrupt the exercise and visit mayhem on Ghanaians should the mass registration exercise be carried out by the EC.”
While strongly condemning the utterances, the youth wing stated that “no political party including the NDC can cause any form of disruption to the mass registration exercise in any of the centres in the Eastern region. That the youth in the eastern region shall, in the spirit of the 1992 constitution, resist any attempt by the NDC, its assigns or any organized group to disrupt or truncate or compromise or halt the registration exercise of the EC in any part of the region”.
The statement further added that “every qualified Ghanaian in the Eastern Region should be rest assured that their health, security and safety would be guaranteed throughout the entire exercise as enough measures have been put in place to permit incident free exercise in the region,”adding that “every Ghanaian qualified to be registered per the laws of Ghana, is entreated to go to their various registration centres created by the EC in order to have their names captured in the register”