The Inter-Party Resistance Against New Voters’ Register will today, Tuesday, January 21, 2020, stage a demonstration in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region to protest the Electoral Commission’s decision to compile a new electoral roll.
The group held the first leg of its demonstration in Tamale a week ago dubbed “Tikusayi demo.” It has however dubbed today’s protest as “Yenpini demo.”
In an interview with Citi News, National Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Joshua Akamba said the group will continue to mount pressure to compel the EC to rescind its decision.
20,000 protesters expected
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) branch in the Ashanti Region expects 20,000 people to join the demonstration Kumasi today.
This will be the second of three planned demonstrations by the coalition.
The NDC’s Ashanti Regional Secretary, Kwame Zu, said the protestors will pour their frustrations “on the streets of Kumasi in a peaceful way.”
“We expect to see not less than 20,000 pour onto the streets of Kumasi tomorrow and this in our bid to demonstrate and convey our displeasure at the consultative posture of the Electoral Commission,” he told Citi News.
Security measures in place
Meanwhile, the Ashanti Regional Police Command says it has put in place adequate security measures ahead of the demonstration.
According to the command they are committed to ensuring lives and properties are protected during the march.