The founder and leader of the All Peopleâ€™s Congress (APC), Mr Hassan Ayariga says President Akufo-Addo cannot hold himself out as President of Ghana if the EC claims that the votersâ€™ register is not credible.
He told sit-in host Akwasi Nsiah on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.5 FM that the President is bent on changing the current electoral roll because heâ€™s scared of losing his Presidency with the Votersâ€™ Register.
â€œYouâ€™re aware that the voter register is credible because theyâ€™ve used it number of time to make elections and in those elections, your party has lost, you think that you gonna lose the 2020 elections so youâ€™re advocating for a new voter register, which you termed not credible. If the voter register is not credible then definitely youâ€™re not the President of Ghana,â€ he argued.
He said the EC has not given a watertight proof that a new votersâ€™ register is crucial for this yearâ€™s elections insisting that the EC is only seeking to dissipate tax payers money on wasteful ventures.
He said indeed if the new voter register is crucial enough, the EC should have started the compilation of the electoral roll in 2019 ahead of the election year.
His comment comes on the back of opposition parties planned â€˜Yenpeneâ€™ demo against new votersâ€™ register.
A coalition of six political parties says they are against the plan by the Electoral Commission to compile a new votersâ€™ register for the 2020 general elections.
The parties are the All Peopleâ€™s Congress (APC), National Democratic Congress (NDC), Egle Party, United Progressive Party (UPP), United Front Party (UFP), and Peopleâ€™s National Convention (PNC).
At a press conference in Accra on Monday, the coalition calling itself Inter-Party Resistance Against the New Votersâ€™ Register served notice that it was going to embark on a series of public demonstrations to put pressure on the Electoral Commission to rescind its decision.