John Boadu, NPP General Secretary

Political parties opposed to the compilation of a new register have been advised to engage in their protests in a lawful manner.

General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu, has warned the law will take its cause should they engage in unlawful acts.

He was responding to the decision by the Inter-party Resistance Against the New Voters Register to resume their mass protests across the country to stop the Electoral Commission (EC) from compiling a new register.

The five political parties, led by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), have accused the EC of bad faith following its decision to announce the date for the voters’ registration exercise.

The National Communications Officer of the NDC has served notice they will occupy the EC’s headquarters until their grievances are addressed.

In response, John Boadu on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Friday, said the parties are just being unreasonable.

He explained that, the only right the political parties have is to make their case and leave the EC to accept or reject.

The NPP scribe said there will be chaos if the 13 political parties calling for a new register also decide to organise nationwide demonstrations.

“They can decide to sleep at the EC or the NPP headquarters; it’s their right but it must be within the law,” Mr Boadu noted.