Johnson Asiedu-Nketia, the General Secretary of the NDC, is reported to have told a gathering of chiefs and people of Mo Traditional Area, in Kintampo Municipality, that the upcoming compilation of a new voters’ register is an attempt to deny all foreign nationals ‘the right’ to vote in December polls “because of the personal dislike President Akufo-Addo has for foreigners.”
And, according to the Bono Regional Chairman of the NPP, Kwame Baffoe, “this statement by Asiedu Nketia is a clear admission that the current register contains names of foreigners, which is in clear breach of article 42 of the 1992 constitution.”
“My simple but important question here is: does the voter register belong to only Ghanaians eligible to vote or all foreigners resident in Ghana?” the man affectionately called Chairman Abronye asked at a press conference in Sunyani yesterday.
He was responding to some wild allegations and falsehood allegedly peddled by Mr Nketia during his recent visit to some communities in the Bono East region and other places.
The aim of the tour was to galvanize the support of chiefs and people to kick against the upcoming voters’ registration exercise by the EC.
NDC war drum
Abronye described Mr Nketia’s comments as “non-Ghanaian attitude”, and called on all civil society organisations to condemn such remarks which have the tendency of plunging the country in chaos.”
He noted that the various threats and acts of intimidation by the NDC over the compilation of a new voters’ register are clear indications of the party’s anticipation of defeat in this year’s general election.
“I would like to state that the war drums being sounded by former President Mahama and his NDC cohorts are nothing but a sign of defeat. They feel the dwarf wind and the clouds of defeat all around them and therefore the unnecessary attacks on the Electoral commission,” Abronye said.
Most corrupt party
According to him, the NDC is rather “hiding behind the shadows of a bloated and defective register to enable them rig the 2020 elections so that they can come back to power and continue to swindle and loot the state.”
According to Chairman Abronye, the NDC is the most corrupt political party in the history of Ghana, saying “there is no doubt about that, and Ghanaians should not give them a chance to rule Ghana again.
“All what the NDC as a political party thinks about is how to develop tactics and plans that they can use to steal from the ordinary Ghanaian taxpayers’ pocket,” he stressed.