The National Democratic Congress (NDC) expressed its support for Bernard Mornah’s warning to the Electoral Commission regarding the new voter registration process.
In a letter to Bernard Mornah from CID headquarters in Accra, the national PNC chairman was quoted as saying that he would oppose any EC efforts to create a new voter register.
“People who have already Ghanaians and who have registered will be excluded from the voter register. Don’t you think confusion will occur at the registration station, but when confusion occurs, do you think EC’s staff are safe? We will fight there and kill ourselves there if the EC wants to make this country do it,” the letter quoted Mr. Mornah.
The PNC Chairman was reported to have made a comment at a press conference held by the Inter-Party Resistance on the New Register (IPRAN) on May 26, 2020.
However, in a press release on Friday, May 29, 2020, signed by Deputy General Secretary of the NDC, Peter Boamah Otokunor said: “We want to express our full support for caution, Comrade Mornah proposed to the Electoral Commission at a press conference regarding the possible outbreaks of political violence in registration centres as a result of the exclusion of existing voter IDs from the list of identification requirements for the new voter registration exercise considered by the European Commission.”
“For the sake of emphasis, the NDC fully supports and agrees with Comrade Bernard Mornah’s comments.”
Meanwhile, the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has called Bernard Mornah for interrogation.
Mr Mornah is expected to be at the CID headquarters on Tuesday, 2 June 2020, at 10 am.
He was invited to help investigate the comments associated with him.