The Acting General Secretary of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu has condemned the ruling National Democratic Congress for what he says is the lawlessness being created by the NDC in the lead up to the general polls.
Several officials of the ruling NDC party have made public appeal to voltarians, especially those residing at the border towns to urge their relatives living in Togo to come to Ghana and register during the ongoing limited registration.
The former Transport Minister, Dzifa Attivor told NDC supporters at a recent campaign during the launch of a group called ‘Ketu South For Fiifi And Mahama’ at Wodoaba in the Ketu South district of the Volta region to spread the message to their relatives in neighbouring Togo to come in their numbers and register in Ghana so they could vote for the incumbent MP and President Mahama.
Madam Dzifa Attivor has since her declaration come under a barrage of attacks as many fear such trend could open the floodgate for foreigners to enter into the register which is already under dispute.
Despite the backlash from section of the public and other Civil Society groups, the Deputy General Secretary of the NDC, Koku Anyidoho has endorsed the position of the former Transport Minister, insisting “there are Ghanaians in Togo and nothing stops them from coming to register and vote”
But, the Acting Chief Scribe of the NPP, on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.3 FM said the stance of the NDC to deliberately flout electoral laws of the country is regrettable.
“The two have indeed confirmed our case we raised with foreigners flooding the electoral register. And to be frank this is what they do all the time. I believe there are laws guiding the exercise and you can’t just do anything you want. This deliberate gerrymandering and rigging of elections is unacceptable.
“What do you expect to happen if we also decide to protest at the centres when we see such things occurring during the registration. The NDC must be warned- the law makes provision for only those who are Ghanaian residents of a particular electoral area who have the right to register and vote,” Boadu argued
Over 3,500 polling centres have been opened across the country Thursday morning for the limited voter registration exercise.
Over the next 10 days the Electoral Commission is expected to register about 1.2 million people who have turned 18 or never registered during the last registration exercise and want to have their names on the electoral album to vote.
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