The founder and presidential candidate of the Ghana Union Movement (GUM) Reverend Christian Kwabena Andrews alias Sofo Kyiriabosom has threatened to invoke curses on the electoral commissioners if they fail to get a new voter’s register for the 2020 parliamentary and presidential elections.
His threat comes after about nine political parties in opposition demonstrated against the commission on its intention to compile a new voters’ register.
According to Osofo KyiriAbosom the electoral commission must compile the register with the explanation that , clearing only ghost names as NDC is lamenting will create unnecessary chaos if the electorates go and do not find their names in the register.
He indicated that the cost incurred by the NDC for the limited voter registration during their tenure of office for the limited registration exercise was more expensive than what the current commissioner has projected to use.
‘’If the previous electoral commissioners are sacked from office why should we retain the voters register they provided’? Presidential candidate of GUM inquired.
Rev Christian Andrews told Omanhene Yaw Adu Boakye on kessben FM when interviewed the station’s morning show, Maakye.
He also reiterated his comments of not restricting illegal miners when voted into power, alleging that prominent people in government were involved in the galamsey activities.
He stated that the NPP and the NDC had failed Ghanaians and it was time for Ghanaians to turn their attention to “a new and trustworthy party” which is the Ghana Union Movement.
He said the major areas he would cover all aspects of development, including industrialization, employment, education, health, sanitation, security, and employment for the youth if voted President in 2020.
“The main target will not be to employ people with only certificates but those with skills that can help transform the country’s economy. The certificate would only be required in specialized areas,” he stressed.
In July this year, the Electoral Commission (EC) confirmed a new political group submitted its application for consideration as a fully-fledged political party.
The slogan for the new party, Ghana Union Movement, is “Arise for Development” and also has “Wobɛte Gum Yɛbrɛ”.
The movement’s symbol has a logo that portrays a fist of a man against two hands with the name and motto of the movement boldly written around it. It has red, yellow and white as its colours.
Rev. Andrews said the movement was serious about its decision to contest the 2020 presidential race, and not less than 15,000 people had so far registered to be members.
source: Kessben FM