James Kwabena Bomfeh Jnr

Acting General Secretary of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) has said a new voters register is needed for the 2020 elections.

James Kwabena Bomfe said a new electoral roll is necessary for a free and fair election in December.

His comment is in response to controversies surrounding the compilation of a new voter register for the 2020 elections.

Some opposition political parties led by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have already accused the EC of scheming to rig the elections with a new register.

Under the umbrella name, Inter-Party Resistance Against a New Voters’ Register (IPRNA), the group on Saturday, begun series of protests against the compilation of a new voter roll by the EC.

They have vowed to resist any attempt to introduce the new register for the December elections.

But speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Monday, Kwabena Bomfe said the opposing political parties have chosen a wrong forum to get their concerns addressed.

He explained the current Biometric Voter Management System used in the 2016 elections is obsolete hence the need for a new one ahead of the December polls.

“We have failed to upgrade and update the system so their lifespan has expired” the CPP scribe stressed.

Kabila as he is popular called expected the NDC and the others to rather seek redress in court ratherthan assuming their “noise” will get the EC to rescind its decision.

“Why do you [NDC] assume that it is the noise you make that will get EC to change its decision?” he quizzed.

The CPP man is certain the decision taken by the EC is in the best interest of the state because “EC has no technical capacity to manage the current system”.

“I don’t get the argument of the NDC; nobody stops them for seeking their right from the appropriate forum” Kabila said.