A self-styled preacher, Prophet Kwabena Owusu Agyei who was seen in a viral video threatening and castigating President Akufo-Addo and the electoral commission chairperson Jean Mensa has been arrested.
The preacher was reportedly arrested by plain cloth security men during a live interview with Accra-based Hot FM Tuesday morning.
The pastor at a Church Service on Facebook live via NDC TV on Sunday served a strong warning to the EC boss to stop the compilation of the new register.
He arrogantly displayed that if the voter’s register is allowed to be changed, the Electoral Commissioner will die, adding that Ghana will not allow a small family to dictate to the nation.
The NDC pastor stated categorically that, during the June 4 revolution, it was the blood of the military that flowed and that, what he is hearing in this time, it is the blood of the ‘Akyem mafia’ that will flow.
He said should the EC chairperson attempt the compilation of a new electoral roll she will die at 12 midday without indicating the day.
Meanwhile, the Electoral Commission of Ghana has stated that the underlying legal reasons for its decision not to include the existing voter’s Identification Card (ID) in its upcoming registration exercise is because the Supreme Court itself has held that the register is reasonably not credible and that by implication, the cards issued pursuant to it are also reasonably not credible.
The EC made this accession in its thirty-one (31) page response to the order of a seven-member Supreme Court panel on the 4th of June 2020, to provide legal basis for its decision to exclude the existing voter’s identity card from the list of IDs that are admissible for the upcoming voters’ registration exercise due to commence at the end of the month of June.
The EC’s Supplementary Statement of Case was filed today Monday, the 8th of June 2020 in fulfilment of the timelines given by the Supreme Court.