The remarks given by Hon. Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, NPP MP for Assin Central, about the proposed CI that the Electoral Commission of Ghana seeks to replace CI 97 and CI 126 as modified, are gratefully acknowledged by Vote for NDC, an independent pressure group.
“It is encouraging to see that at least one New Patriotic Party member and a senior member of our parliament have now reached to the conclusion that the new planned CI and the deliberate effort by this administration to make Ghana Card holders the sole Ghanaians is not tenable in any manner.” they added
“We applaud Hon. Kennedy Ohene Agyapong for his stance and implore all right-thinking NPP members, particularly those in parliament, to help us create a nation that values its citizens not just because they possess a national identity card but also because our constitution and the supreme laws of Ghana so declare.
By issuing this statement, we are also urging the Justices of the Supreme Court of the Republic to review their own ruling (delivered on July 15, 2020, on the topic of birth certificates not being considered a form of identification), which is depriving many Ghanaians of their nationality and the right to vote due to restrictions placed on the documents that must be presented as proof of nationality.
We urge the Electoral Commission of Ghana to listen to the many voices of conscience that have urged them to exercise restraint in their current Yentie Obiaa posture because their excessive insistence on denying potential voters the chance to be registered as voters by only being identified by the Ghana Card is a threat to our democracy and a recipe for chaos.
We applaud all the numerous organizations, CSOs, and people who have opposed this decision by the Electoral Commission and urge all Ghanaians to join the opposition to the approval of this CI until the Electoral Commission and the promoters are persuaded to address the majority’s concerns.” they said