The Bono Regional Youth Organizer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Efo Worlanyo Tsekpo has thrown a challenge saying he should be castrated if the Jean Mensah-led Electoral Commission of Ghana is able to compile a completely new biometric voters’ register.
Speaking on Sunyani-based Dinpa FM, Efo Worlanyo said he is of the strongest belief that the compilation of the new register will never happen.
“I’m throwing a challenge to you and your producer, mark my words the completely new register will never happen. If it does, have me on record, you should all look for me, catch me and castrate me,” he told the Host of the program.
The Electoral Commission’s resolution to compile a completely new voter register since their announcement late last year has met tough opposition from more than six political parties including the NDC;
Traditional authorities, clergy, Federation of Labour, civil society organisations and the section of the general public.
Despite the huge public disapproval, the EC has insisted it will go ahead with the exercise. It has since announced June 30, 2020, to start the registration process following the passage of C.I 126 as the law to regulate the exercise.
In the CI 126, the only means of identification making one eligible for the registration is a Ghanaian passport and an NIA card, whiles the old voters’ ID according to the EC will not be accepted. This has been argued by many as a recipe for disenfranchising many Ghanaians who may not possess such documents.