Accra, Aug. 4, GNA – Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia, the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress, (NDC) has ask members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to let their “yes be yes” and “no be no”.
This, he, said would enable the country to move in the right direction.
He said the attitude exhibited by the NPP to kick against the electronic transmission of the results of the Presidential Elections, the party was in agreement initially does not auger well for a country such as Ghana’s fledgling democracy.
Mr Asiedu Nketia said Ghana by far had made much progress in her election process over the years through some consensus reached by political parties and stakeholders hence, the NPP publicly dissociating itself from such agreements and attacking such decisions was uncalled for.
The General Secretary said this when he addressed the media at a news conference in Accra.
He said a document titled: “Towards Reforming Ghana’s Future Elections” by the NPP, suggested to the Electoral Commission (EC) that “it may adopt the use of satellite transmission of results to the National Tallying Centre pending the receipt of pink sheets from the regions.
In this regard the EC should consider procuring handheld scanners to scan all pink sheets to Accra before collation and receipt of hard copies”.
Mr Asiedu Nketia said after the NPP made the EC and government to take the necessary steps and resources to ensure that this was achieved, the party is now kicking against their early suggestions, which is worrying.
He cited other cases such as the change of election date from December 7 to November 7, deletion of registered names with National Health Insurance card from the voters register, existence of foreigners names in register were some instances disagreed on by the NPP.
He thus, called on the NPP to know that discerning Ghanaians are getting impatient with their double standards and that if they do not mend their ways the nation would move on without them.