In a post on his Facebook page on Friday, Sammy Awuku indicated that the cost of a new register cannot be compared to the cost of an electoral violence.
The National Youth Organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sammy Awuku has warned of a possible revolution among the youth of Ghana if the Electoral Commission (EC) fails to put together a new voters’ register for the 2016 elections.
In a post on his Facebook page on Friday, the NPP youth leader indicated that the cost of a new register cannot be compared to the cost of an electoral violence.
He accused the EC chair, Mrs Charlotte Osei of assuming a defiant posture aimed at denying the youth of the country a credible register.
“By her posture and utterances, the EC boss is setting the stage to deny the youth and the people of Ghana a new and credible voters register for the 2016 elections,” he said.
Mr. Awuku served notice that the NPP together with the youth of the country “will not sit down for our future to be toyed with. The cost of a new credible voters register is cheaper than the cost of violence.”
According to him, happenings and remarks made at the just ended forum on a new voters’’ register are indicative that “it is time for the youth to arise” because “we cannot afford to fail the masses in 2016.”
The NPP has been demanding a new register for election 2016 because according to them, the current register is bloated and lacks credibility.
The EC therefore organized a two-day forum where all political parties and other stakeholders were given the platform to make their case for or against registering Ghanaians anew ahead of the elections.
The members of the five-member panel that chaired the forum are expected to make their recommendations to enable the EC to take a decision on the matter.