Tamale: Thousands demonstrate over new voters register
Members of the Inter-Party Resistance against the New Voter Register (IPRAN) have flooded the streets of Tamale Saturday morning to demonstrate against the compilation of new voters register for election 2020.
Leading politicians including Founder and leader of the APC, Hassan Ayariga, Minority Leader in Parliament Haruna Iddrisu and the MP for Tamale North, Alhassan Suhuyini are taking part in the protest march dubbed ‘Tikusayi’.
The demonstration which is the first of many to be held across the country is being led by NDC’s National Chairman Samuel Ofosu Ampofo and the National Chairman for the PNC, Bernard Mornah.
The protestors will pass the Police runabout – Prisons Canteen – PK Gombila – Choggu runabout – Central Market – Aboaboo Traffic before reconvening at the Police Park.Police officers are present to maintain law and order.
The Electoral Commission (EC) has stressed the need for the compilation of new voters register for the upcoming general election adding that the exercise is not a waste of resources.
The EC in its quest to compile a new voters’ register said it is committed to judiciously spending the about GH¢400 million it was granted by Parliament to be spent on the process.But the opposition parties have stated they will do whatever is within their power to resist the new voters’ register.