The Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting to address the controversies over the compilation of a new Voters Register ended in a stalemate.
According to Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Peter Otokunor Boamah, there was also a near bloodbath between some officials of Hassan Ayariga’s All People’s Congress and Kofi Akpaloo of the Liberal Party of Ghana after heated arguments.
The Electoral Commission (EC’s) Eminent Advisory Committee on Thursday called for a meeting to facilitate more dialogue for consensus on the issue.
However, speaking to the press afterwards on what transpired at the meeting, General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia said the NDC was dissatisfied with the outcome of the meeting.
According to him, the Advisory Committee is set to officially offer advice to the EC.
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“The committee of eminent persons assured that they have heard all the presentations. They believe that each side has made very reasonable contributions. So they are going to formulate their advice and then present it to the EC,” he said.
The NDC Chairman, Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, was also of the view that no consensus was reached on the controversy.
“This meeting was indeed inconclusive in terms of accepting the technical capabilities of the proposals the EC is bringing,” he explained.