The EC has been given up till January 2020 to ensure the passage of the Constitutional Instrument to operationalize ROPAA and also put structures in place to ensure Ghanaians abroad get to vote in the 2020 elections.   

The NDC Professionals Forum North America however thinks any move by the EC to implement ROPAA will be heavily influenced by a desperate desire to keep the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in power.

In a statement signed and issued by its President Arnold Appiah, NDC Professionals Forum North America accused the EC acting shady in its bid to implement the act.

Their accusation relates to what the EC said was consultations with the diaspora over modalities for the implementation of ROPAA.

They described the EC’s consultations with the diaspora on the subject of ROPAA as staged and wondered how someone who works for the current NPP administration will be given the duty to speak on behalf of the Ghanaian diaspora.    “We will not stand aloof while the EC ridicules Ghana’s democracy with staged consultations with unknown Ghanaian diaspora community. It is even more ridiculous when the Director Diaspora Affairs at the Office of the President speaks for the diaspora community,” the group said.