It said the alliance had always advocated a new register in the past and was glad that the EC had now found it expedient on its own to compile a new register.While admitting that the alliance was not a mouthpiece of the EC, it however said as an interested party and advocate for a new register, it would support the EC in its decision.
Addressing a press conference in Kumasi yesterday, a day after the Inter Party Resistance Against the New Register held a demonstration in the region, the Convener of the alliance, Mr David Asante, said the alliance would rally and educate the public on the need to get involved and get registered when the EC started the exercise.
He said it had become necessary for the country to have a new register as the current register still contained names of unqualified people.
He said even though the EC was ordered by the Supreme Court to clean the register of all applicants who used National Health Insurance Scheme card to get registered, “there are still names of people who used health insurance card on the register.
“The health insurance scheme is not limited to Ghanaians only but all residents in Ghana so holding that card does not make you a Ghanaian,” he said.
He said the new register would be a victory for the people who lost their lives when the police unleashed unrestrained brutalities while exercising their civic rights.
For his part, the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Mr Bernard Antwi Boasiako alias Chairman Wontumi, chided the NDC for describing its demonstration in Kumasi as massive.
He asked the NDC to stop throwing dust into the eyes of the public and tell Ghanaians their alternatives to the policies of the current government.