No Ghana card, no vote: NDC won't sit aloof for NPP to connive with EC — Ofosu Ampofo

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has assured Ghanaians that the party "will not sit aloof" for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), "to collude with the Electoral Commission (EC) to rig the 2024 elections" through the decision by the election management body to use the Ghana card as the sole identity for the registration of new voters ahead of the 2024 elections.

Ofosu Ampofo

A statement issued by the National Chairman of the party, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, said: "We are, therefore, urging our agitated supporters to remain calm as we take all legitimate and appropriate steps to ensure that they are not disenfranchised."

The EC warned Ghanaians to ensure they obtain their Ghana Cards in order not to be disenfranchised in the 2024 parliamentary and presidential elections.

The Deputy Chairman of the EC in charge of Corporate Services, Dr. Bossman Asare earlier said the Ghana Card will be a requirement for voting in the 2024 election.

In an interview with Joy News, the EC official opined that without a Ghana Card, one will not be registered to vote.

He has thus warned prospective voters to obtain their Ghana Cards.

"Commission in collaboration with our partners took the decision that now let us have the Ghana Card as the main requirement.

"So what this means is that as soon as you acquire your Ghana Card with a continuous registration, you just go to our district office where you are located then you go and register and your name will be put on the roll of voters," he said.

Dr. Serebour Quaicoe also backed the point raised by Dr. Bossman that the Ghana card will be the sole identity for registration.

He stated that "You will not be registered to vote if you do not have a Ghana card."

But the NDC said it will fully apprise the general public of the implications of the statements made by the EC in the coming days on this absurd and unreasonable decision.

It noted that "the suspicion of collusion between the ruling party and the Electoral Commission to rig elections for the ruling party continues to drive the situation towards dispute and potential violence."

The strategy further urged the Electoral Commission to "identify the sources of public mistrust in its electioneering systems and processes and take necessary action or make recommendations for addressing them," it added.

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