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Opposition parties to continue with demo over new register after one week break

The Inter Party Resistance Against the New Voter’s Register has condemned what it says is the Electoral Commission’s (ECs) deceptive tactics in the Voter’s Register Saga.

The group in a statement on Friday, January, 23, 2020 accused the EC of showing bad faith by going ahead to declare April 18, as the beginning of the compilation of the new register without recourse to a planned engagement of stakeholders at a meeting scheduled for 30th January.

Following this, the group has said it has withdrawn its earlier announcement of the momentary suspension of the protests and will strike in the coming days with more street campaigns against the EC’s move.

“We recount for the purpose of emphasis, the Resistance announcement at the ‘Y3npini’
Demonstration in Kumasi last Tuesday, to suspend our planned public manifestation in Accra for one week pending the engagement with the EC, as a sign of good faith to the EC, respect to the ECs Committee of Eminent Advisors and a show of immense regard to His Eminence Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Ashantihene, who have requested for calm as they mediate the impasse.

“It is our considered view that, the EC is taking the anger of the people for granted by spiting the good conscience of the Resistance in the invitation of political parties to a meeting with the Committee of Eminent Advisors for further deliberations on the said matter and yet going ahead to announce a date for the commencement of same.

“In view of the conduct of the EC, the Resistance wishes to announce our inability to oblige with the earlier announcement of the momentary suspension of our public manifestations and further declare that, we shall proceed with the series of mass actions earlier outlined. We shall in due course announce the form, venue and dates for such actions to drum home further the need to speedily drop this dangerous and wasteful thought of compiling a new register.”

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