Military Deployment: We Owe NDC No Explanation - Richard Nyamah 

A Deputy Communications Director of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Richard Nyamah has said government does not owe member of the largest opposition NDC any explanation for deploying military men at our borders countrywide.

Speaking on UTV's 'Adekye Nsroma' newspaper discussion programme, he reitirated that the deployment of military men at our borders is a normal routine, therefore this current deployment has nothing new to warrant explanations from government as members of the NDC claim.

Making reference to complaints and agitations from NDC members on the current deployment at the country's borders, Richard Nyamah stressed "they should be ignored because they are confused as a party and don't know what to do at a time and even how to explain the compilation of the new voters' register to their followers".

He further said that "I can't understand why members of the NDC are complaining and confused about deployment of security men at our borders when their own members of Parliament have asked the House to provide security men at our borders to prevent foreigners from traveling into the country through unapproved routes".

However, he advised members of the NDC to concentrate on matters concerning their party than wanting to be worried about issues that need no explanation.

Government has no ethnocentric agenda

Meanwhile, Minister of Defence, Dominic Nitiwul, on Monday, refuted claims by the Minority NDC that government has deployed soldiers to Volta and Oti regions to intimidate residents from registering for the new voter cards.

Mr Nitiwul, responding to the NDC's allegations and giving update on the joint security operations along the country's borders, at a news conference in Accra, said Government had no ethnocentric agenda against any ethnic group or political party in the deployment of security personnel to protect the country's frontiers.

"Those going that tangent should drop it because it will not help anybody. I want the chiefs and people of the Volta and Oti regions to know that this is pure propaganda and mischief by the NDC and should be ignored, "Mr Nitiwul said, adding, “Those whipping up ethnocentric sentiment should bow down their heads in shame".