The People’s National Convention (PNC) has distanced itself from the minority parties’ press conference held in Accra on Monday on the Electoral Commission’s limited voter registration to be conducted from September.
Some seven political parties in the country are unhappy with the decision by the Electoral Commission (EC) to restrict the upcoming voter registration exercise to its district offices. According to the political parties, such a move would disenfranchise a number of Ghanaians who have attained the voting age.
They want the commission to instead open up the process for the exercise to be conducted at the electoral areas. The seven political parties have thus promised not to rest until the EC registers every eligible Ghanaian who has attained the voting age.
The parties included the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP), the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG), the Convention People’s Party (CPP), the People’s National Congress (PNC), the All Progressives Congress (APC), the National Democratic Party (NDP), and the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP).
The PNC, in a statement signed and issued by its General Secretary, Janet Asana Nabla, said the party did not endorse the press conference conducted by the other minority political parties, and therefore dissociates itself from the content and implications of the press release issued during the event.
“PNC has become aware of media sources associating its identity with a specific press briefing conducted yesterday by a coalition of opposition political parties. This conference was centered around expressing concerns about the Electoral Commission’s recent resolution to confine voter registration for individuals aged 18 and above exclusively to their respective district offices.”
“While the PNC indeed holds reservations concerning the aforementioned decision made by the Electoral Commission, it is imperative to clarify that the party did not provide its endorsement for the said press conference conducted by the other minority political parties. Therefore, the PNC seeks to explicitly distance itself from the content and implications of the press release issued during the event,” she stated.