The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has invited the National Chairman of the PNC, Bernard Mornah to respond to questions on his alleged comments resisting attempts by the Electoral Commission to compile a new electoral roll.
The police invitation letter is asking Mr. Mornah to report at the CID headquarters on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at 10 am.
Mr Mornah at a press conference on May 26, 2020, organised by the Inter-Party Resistance Against New Register (IPRAN) said “I have nothing to run away from. The Electoral Commission is messing our democracy and we must do everything to resist and we will resist it. There is nothing that will allow us to sit down and allow this Electoral Commission to slip our democracy away from the peace and stability that we have enjoyed.”
A letter signed by Barima Tweneboah Sasraku II, Deputy Commissioner of Police, sighted by ABC News said ”The CID Headquarters is investigating a case in which you were alleged to have threatened to resist any attempt by the Electoral Commission (EC) to compile a new voter’s register for the 2020 general election.”
”You were also heard in a video interview to have threatened “that people who are already Ghanaians and already registered are going to be taken out of the voters register, don’t you think confusion will come at the registration station and if confusion come there, you think the EC stafff will be safe, we will beat each other there, we will kill each other there if that is what the EC want to lead this nation to”.
Mr. Mornah has however responded to the invitation saying he only cautioned the Electoral Commission (EC) on the chaos that could come up should it decide to go ahead with the new voters’ registration exercise.
Speaking in an interview with Citi News on Thursday evening, Mr Mornah said his statement was a caution to the EC if it was “intending to flip us [Ghanaians] through this dangerous path, they should know that there would be confusion.”