The voter register cleaning debate continues. Now implicated in the saga is Rev Dr Opuni-Frimpong of the Christian Council of Ghana…
Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho has reprimanded the General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana (CCG), Rev Dr Opuni-Frimpong, as well as the Christian Council for its official statement which called on the EC to implement Supreme Court ruling on voters register cleaning.
The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) and the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) in a communiqué, called on the Electoral Commission (EC) to urgently implement the Supreme Court ruling on cleaning’ the voters register by deleting the names of persons who registered with National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) cards.
According to the two bodies, the conflicting interpretations of the ruling may eventually mess up the entire election timetable.
The said communiqué was signed by Apostle Dr Opoku Onyina, the Chairman of the GPCC, and Rev Dr. Ernest Adu Gyamfi, the Chairman of the CCG, in a joint meeting between the two bodies in Accra. Therein, they said they had observed keenly issues relating to the EC and they were deeply worried about what seemed to be ‘entrenched positions’ often taken by some political parties against some decisions of the EC.
Speaking on Okay Fm’s Ade Akye Abia Morning Show, Rev Dr. Opuni-Frimpong buttressed the point of the two religious bodies, saying that Ghanaians are expecting the EC to speed up implementation of the Supreme Court ruling in order to calm the anxiety in the country, seeing there is no direction at sight to the issue with the voter’s register.
“We don’t understand the ruling of the Supreme Court and that is why we are calling on the EC to act on the ruling so that it will end the different interpretations given by the two political parties”, Rev Opuni-Frimpong stressed.
However, the Deputy GS of the NDC, Koku Anyidoho on the same platform gave vent to his fury on the General Secretary of CCG, castigating him for siding a particular political party.
Koku lambasted Rev Dr Opuni-Frimpng, urging him to remove his cassock and join the NPP, as he [Rev] has always been in support of the major opposition party in her quest for a new voter’s register for the 2016 general elections.
According to him, Opuni-Frimpong and the Christian Council should be ashamed of themselves as regards the communiqué. He also added that they are aware of what is going on at the Christian Council and are also not surprised to have them say what they had passed across in the released official statement.
He however called on Rev Dr Opuni-Frimpong to instead, try to tackle the careless and unreasonable statement from the NPP’s Campaign Manager, Peter Mac Manu on the party’s decision to declare their results ahead of the Electoral Commission.