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Don't Waste Your Life Protecting The Ballot Box For NDC- Kevin Taylor Charges Supporters

Broadcast journalist, Kevin Taylor has taken a swipe at the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) over its call to party faithful to protect the ballot box during the election. According to him, the NDC is not deserving of the sacrifices of the party footsoldiers given that its leadership in parliament and at the national level have acted irresponsibly in ensuring that the electoral process is efficient and transparent.

 

Kevin Taylor argued that the typical "we must protect the ballot box" mantra which is sung by the leadership of the party during an election is not the answer to the humiliating defeat they had suffered over the past years. He noted that these are simply semantics and does not inspire any confidence in the party.

 

He recalled how the Minority Leader of Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu charged party people to stay vigilant and protect the ballot box so the NDC could not be 'cheated' in any future elections. But Kevin Taylor says there is no motivation for a party footsoldier to sacrifice his or her life protecting the ballot box when party leadership and the elites enjoy the luxuries and comfort in their homes.

 

He questioned if there is any better reason for one to risk his/her life to protect the ballot box given the past experiences of exploitation and neglect leadership have given to supporters who have fallen victims to electoral violence while pursuing the work of the NDC.

 

"If you want to protect the ballot box there should be a reason for it," he emphasized.

 

In Kevin Taylor's view, the leadership of the NDC is to be blamed for the defeat it has suffered in the past elections, adding that the grassroots have been committed to protecting the ballot boxes. He wondered if the same could be said about the NDC leadership when it comes to protecting the ballot boxes and the collation and validation of results at the head office of the Electoral Commission.

 

"Protecting the ballot box is just a language. These are languages they use to avoid critical questions. We are going to fight. We will do everything. You and who is going to protect the ballot box? Haruna Iddrisu, you and who is going to put their lives down to protect the ballot box?

 

 Kevin Taylor contended that the major threat to NDC's victory is their lack of focus in ensuring the EC institutes transparent measures to avert election rigging within the electoral process. He stressed that until the NDC gets to understudy the technicalities the EC had employs to 'rob' them, protecting the ballot box is just a wasteful exercise.

  

"...that the NDC's focus is on the outside, so they decided to use technicalities to outsmart the NDC. And these were the reforms the EC did before the election."

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