U.S. warns its citizens over new voter register tension in Ghana

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The United States (US) Embassy in Ghana is warning its citizens ahead of a demonstration by opposition parties in the country over new voters register taking place today.

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The U.S. Embassy in an alert said: “Be advised that any demonstration, even one that is expected to be peaceful (such as this one), is volatile and can become confrontational at any moment. The Embassy will continue to monitor the situation and will provide additional information as needed.”

Inter-Party Resistance Against New Voter Register and led by main opposition NDC is against the compilation of a new voter’s register ahead of the 2020 elections.

IPRNA is mainly made up of opposition parties including; National Democratic Congress (NDC), All People’s Congress (APC) and People’s National Convention (PNC).

They embarked on the demonstration to protest the EC’s decision to compile a new voters’ register for the 2020 general elections.

The group insists a new register is a waste of taxpayers’ money and could also create tension since the election is close.

The group is unconvinced by the EC’s defense for the creation of a new register.

Source: happyghana.com

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