Postpone 2020 elections – Odike tells EC

Kwasi Addai Odike
Kwasi Addai Odike, Founder, UPP

Founder of the United Progress Party (UPP), Kwasi Addai Odike has advocated for the suspension of the upcoming general elections.

According to him, holding the elections this year could be very fatal due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The business mogul and politician suggested in an interview with the Daily Graphic that the Electoral Commission should consider shifting the elections to 2021 since the global crisis would make it almost impossible to strictly observe the scheduled timelines as required for an effective election.

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“The EC needs enough time to embark on public education before its intended registration exercise, attend to challenges from unqualified registrants, undertake exhibition of the voters register and then prepare for the main election on December 7,” Odike noted.

The leader of the UPP added that since the pandemic is not ending soon and the topmost priority is to “protect human lives,” the nation should consider amending the constitution to curtail a constitutional crisis in the event that the election is postponed to 2021.

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“No one can tell me that looking at the rate of the infection spreading in the country, the pandemic will end very soon,” he said.

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