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July 14, 2020


EC Pilot Registration Exercise: Kweku Baako Backs NDC

Jun 04, 2020

Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, has come to the defence of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) for participating in the pilot registration exercise by the Electoral Commision.

The Electoral Commission commenced a pilot exercise on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 which is a prelude to the new voters' registration exercise that will come off in the middle of this month.

Although the rank and file of the NDC are against the exercise, some of its members however stunned some Ghanaians by attending the pilot exercise.

Former NDC Member of Parliament for North Dayi, George Loh who took part of the exercise argued that he has not betrayed his party.

''If it is time for limited registration, the EC will use the system, won't they? And so if they are piloting what they say are new machines don't we deserve to know what kind of things they are doing and if there are any hanky panky games we prepare ourselves? So clearly, this thing is funny and all those doing mischief with it should better stop because the card that is being showcased is a dummy card, I cannot use it in any election'', he explained why he attended the exercise.

Some critics have questioned the logic in participating in the pilot exercise but objecting to the main exercise, hence stressing the NDC is an unprincipled party.

Playing the devil's advocate for the party, Kweku Baako believes the NDC can argue out their case.

''They can have an argument that after all they are for a limited registration. They're not for a new register. Now, within the context of a limited registration, they still have the right to go and test these machines...I'm doing the devil's advocate on their behalf...They're committed to a limited registration.

''...it is also the EC which does the limited registration. And if the EC is testing the machines and doing a pilot, why shouldn't they go? They can argue that way and it might sound plausible, good solid sustainable reason, pragmatism; some strategic thinking'', he said on ''Kokrokoo'' on Peace FM.

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