The General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) John
Boadu has said he doesn’t agree with some individuals call for 2020
elections to be postponed.
According to him, it will be premature for anyone to suggest the 2020
polls should be put on a halt due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
“The National Steering Committee, by reason of Article 10(10)(1) of
the party’s constitution, is the body responsible for overseeing the
daily management of the party, and thus, mandated to “act on behalf of
the party on urgent matters” such as in the circumstances we find
ourselves as a party and nation owing to the COVID-19 pandemic”, a
statement from the party on Tuesday read.
The statement although didn’t mention when the elections would be
held, but John Boadu says “it would not come on as long as COVID-19
stays with us and there is a freeze on social gatherings; it would be
organized in haste immediately we are able to conquer the disease and
that is not in doubt”.
The Electoral Commission (EC) has postponed its compilation of a new
voter register as a result of the novel Coronavirus pandemic.
The compilation of a new voter register for the 2020 elections was scheduled to begin on April 18, this year.
The commission had also expressed hope it will complete the exercise by May 30, 2020.