General Secretary of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia has urged the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) to come out boldly to tell Ghanaians that they are not ready for the November 7 date earmarked for the 2016 General Elections.
According to the chairman of the NDC 2016 campaign team, the Electoral Commission (EC) has not indicated that it is not ready to organise the November 7, 2016 polls as long as the several meetings with all political parties are concerned.
Speaking on Okay FM’s ‘Ade Akye Abia’ Morning Show, Asiedu Nketia challenged the opposition NPP to state it publicly that it is no longer interested in supporting the November 7 date in parliament to meet the two-third majority to make the new date legally binding.
The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) at the public forum organised by the Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs has stated that in as much as it welcomes the November 7 date for the 2016 elections, there are indications which do not make the elections possible.
But General Mosquito as affectionately called has chided that the opposition NPP is being hypocrite as it has already shown interest in making the date possible for the 2016 elections; thus turning around to say it is not possible due to long process in the constitutional amendment shows they are rather not ready for the upcoming elections.
“The NPP should be bold to tell Ghanaians that they are not ready for the selected date for the 2016 elections, because it is not the work of EC to process the change of date for the elections but the Attorney General. EC at the IPAC meeting has never indicated that it is not ready for the elections; all political parties are convinced at the IPAC meeting the roadmap for the November 7 polls and so I don’t know where this is coming from. NDC has respect for consensus and so we feel EC is ready for the elections even if it is tomorrow,” Asiedu Nketia indicated.