The Member of Parliament for Madina, Francis-Xavier Sosu, is waging a war against the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC) over the ongoing limited voter registration exercise.
He has expressed fret over irregularities in the exercise at Madina and has vowed to resist any attempt by the government to deny first-time voters the opportunity to register onto the voter register to vote out the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2024 polls.
His position comes at the back of non-functioning biometric machines used by the EC at various centers in his constituency, affecting the smooth take-off of the exercise.
The Electoral Commission commenced the limited voter registration exercise on Tuesday, September 12 regardless of a suit filed by five opposition political parties.
The parties, which include the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Convention People’s Party (CPP), All People’s Congress (APC), Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG) and the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP), filed an application for an interlocutory injunction to restrict the EC from conducting the exercise at its district offices.
The parties believe that the EC’s decision to restrict the exercise to its district offices would deprive many eligible voters who turned 18 years old after the 2020 general elections their right to register to vote in public elections.
Addressing the media after visiting the registration centre in Madina, Mr Sosu described the exercise so far as disaster-prone and accused the government of manipulating the process to rig the 2024 general elections.