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Reinstate Sack National Births and Deaths Registry Members Now – Minority To President

The Minority also called for the immediate reinstatement of Mr. Richard Womega and Peace Agbenyo of the Volta Regional Births and Deaths Registry and added “The unfair targeting of the people of the Volta Region must seize forthwith".

July 11, 2018

The Minority in Parliament has called on the president as matter of urgency to reinstate Mr. John Yao Agbeko of the National Births and Deaths Registry to his post.

According to the NDC MP’s, Article 23 of the Constitution of Ghana imposes an obligation on “administrative bodies and administrative officials to act fairly and reasonably and comply with the requirements imposed on them by law.”

Addressing the media Tuesday, the North Tongu Member of Parliament Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa said: “clearly, this is a scheme ostensibly to purge the system and pave the way for their strategy to manipulate the process.”

The Minority also called for the immediate reinstatement of Mr. Richard Womega and Peace Agbenyo of the Volta Regional Births and Deaths Registry and added “The unfair targeting of the people of the Volta Region must seize forthwith”.

They called on Chief’s and Community leaders to take the opportunity of President Akufo-Addo’s current visit to the Volta Region and caution him in very clear terms to desist from the rather perilous, divisive and nation-wrecking mission his Government has so far embarked upon.

“We have long believed that the reckless intransigence on the part of the Government and the belligerent open defense of same by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is targeted primarily at the Volta Region. Sadly, our worse fears have now been confirmed,” he added.

The Minority, he said, “will not sit idle and allow them [Akufo-Addo government] to continue on this reckless path to bastardize the democracy we have all toiled to build and for which they have become the biggest beneficiaries.”

The NDC Minority, he asserted:  “serves notice in the most unequivocal terms that we will not permit the flagrant violation of Article 45(a) of the Constitution of Ghana which mandates only the Electoral Commission “to compile the register of voters and revise it at such periods as may be determined by law.

“We will therefore fiercely resist with every force we can marshal any attempt to hide under the National Identification Authority’s discredited Ghana Card to usurp the Electoral Commission’s constitutional mandate in compiling a register of voters.”

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