You're Not Afraid If Your Conscience Is Clear; Don't Succumb To Opposition - Opanyin Agyekum To EC

The Dean of the School of Performing Arts of the University of Ghana, Legon, Professor Kofi Agyekum, popularly known as Opanyin Agyekum has thrown his weight behind the Electoral Commission (EC) to compile a new voters' register, as long as their actions are backed by law.

The Electoral Commission (EC) has made calls for a new voters' register to eliminate unqualified names from the register.

The Commission is further seeking an amendment of the Constitutional Instrument (C.I) 91 in the legislative house which will make the Ghana card and Ghanaian passport the only legal documents for the registration exercise.

The EC added it will allow applicants without the two requirements to participate in the exercise but on conditions in order not to disenfranchise eligible electorates during the general elections.

''An applicant who does not have the Ghana card or passport may resort to obtaining two guarantors to facilitate their registration and therefore the exclusion of the Voter ID as a requirement will not lead to suppression of votes',' the Commission said.

"The Electoral Commission wishes to assure all stakeholders at all levels of its determination to deliver free, fair and credible Presidential and Parliamentary Elections on December 7, 2020 as mandated by law,” the EC added.

Opanyin Agyekum has urged the EC not to succumb to opposition but stay focused on what it seeks to achieve.

''They should be focused. If the law permits what they've set their minds to do, they should go ahead with it. If we follow the mouths of people, we might not even eat...They should do it with a clear conscience because if your conscience is clear, nothing a person says can harm you. We, citizens, should also understand that we have no other country apart from Ghana'', Opanyin Agyekum stated on 'Kokrokoo' on Peace FM.