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National Organizer of the governing New Patriotic Party, Sammi Awuku
says the NDC needs education on the provisions in the ban on public
gathering.

The NDC after the President ended Ghana’s partial lockdown of Accra,
Greater Kumasi and Tema were against the move by government. According
to them, government ended the partial lockdown because of its selfish
gains.

The NDC argued that it was a move by government to allow the
Electoral Commission the opportunity to collate a new voters register
and also afford the NPP the opportunity to elect their Parliamentary
Candidates and confirm their Presidential candidate.

But speaking on Accra-based Asempa FM, Sammi Awuku intimated that the NDC needs education on some issues in the country.

According to him, the President after ending the partial lockdown of
Greater Accra, Tema and Greater Kumasi extended the ban on public
gathering which includes a ban on political activities so how could the
NPP go against the President’s order to organize its primaries when
there is a ban on political and public activities.

“It is absurd that the NDC will say the President ended the partial
lockdown to create room for the NPP to organize its Parliamentary and
Presidential Primaries and the EC to undertake its registration
exercise. The only public gathering that is allowed now is private
funeral and even with that the people should not be more than 25. I
think the NDC does not understand the ban on public gathering and need
some education. The President has banned political activities so how can
the ending of the lockdown be an opportunity to organize our
elections”he asked the NDC when he spoke to Asempa FM in an interview
monitored by MyNewsGh.com.

He noted that the COVID-19 has had an adverse effect on the NPP’s
programme for 2020 adding that they have lost a lot of money due to the
pandemic because the political party should have elected its 168
Parliamentarians by now.

Source: MyNewsGh.com/Ayeh Offei-Akoto/2020

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