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covid-19 situation; UPP Odike calls on Supreme court to place ban on upcoming new voters registration as Health Minister tests positive

Sad report which gained a viral circulation last Saturday that Ghana’s Health Minister Hon Kwaku Agyeman Manu has tested positive for the coronavirus infection has triggered an urgent statement from the office of the National Chairman, Founder and Leader for United Progressive Party (UPP) Mr. Akwasi Addai Odike.

Founder for the opposition party in an official statement copied to www.leakynews.net  underlined that the status-quo of Ghana’s covid-19 situation at the moment coupled with how the Health Minister has been infected with the virus calls for the immediate dissolution of the resolved plan by the Electoral Commission to hold the new voters’ registration exercise.

He has called on the Supreme Court of Ghana to place a ban on the decision and order the EC to reschedule the exercise including the general elections for next year 2021.

Giving his defense statement, the outspoken 2016 flag bearer for UPP Mr. Odike explained that the situation at the moment is not safe for the holding of the exercise since several citizens will end up catching the disease as they line up at various centers for registration.

“If a whole Health Minister including other parliamentarians who know better have been hit by the virus, then it suggests that the situation will be worse if citizens are allowed to line up for elections. Covid-19 is no respecter of persons”, he told www.leakynews.net.

The businessman-turned-politician Mr. Odike tongue-lashed that the President of Ghana Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo has deliberately kept a blind eye on the state of affairs vis-à-vis the sky rocketing confirmed cases and is deliberating forcing the country into elections “all because of political power”.

“I mean why should he rush the country into holding a new voters registration exercise when Ghana at the moment is ranked 2nd in West Africa in terms of covid-19 infection. He is behaving like an ostrich”, he fingered.

Coronavirus has forced more top officials into isolation after Ghana’s Health Minister who has frequent contact with President Akuffo Addo tested positive according to multiple sources.

Kwaku Agyeman Manu has been receiving treatment at the University of Ghana Medical Centre in Accra and is said to be in “stable condition”.

The Dormaa Central Member of Parliament was reportedly admitted on Tuesday , a few weeks after he was elected to serve on a 34-member of the Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO).

By Enock Akonnor.

 

 

 

 

 

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