The General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu, praised the party’s agent for their vigilance during the recently held voters’ registration exercise.
According to Mr Boadu, the vigilance of the party’s agents, amid intimidation from thugs of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), is what led to the compilation of a very credible voters’ register for the country.
The government party believes the numbers recorded from the newly compiled register is a vindication of its long-held position that the voters’ register was bloated.
Mr Boadu says the success of the exercise should be attributed to the vigilance of the party’s agent.
Speaking at a press conference on Monday, the NPP General Secretary also thanked Ghanaians for not allowing the NDC to mislead them before, during and after the exercise.
“Let me say a very big thank you to our gallant agents who stood to defend and protect democracy and the integrity of the register. Visiting the various registration centres, you realise that all the challenge against foreigners and minors were done by our agents. The NDC did nothing at all in protecting the integrity of the register. Rather they were busily urging and busing foreigners to register,” Mr Boadu said.
He added: “We thank all Ghanaians sincerely for rejecting the hate filled divisive non policy based rhetoric of Candidate Mahama. You demonstrated this rejection with the massive turnout for the voter registration exercise. Confirm it even more with a decisive vote against the politics of division come December 7, 2020.”
Mahama must apologise
Mr Boadu further called on the flagbearer of the NDC, John Mahama, to apologise to Ghanaians for changing his position to eulogise the conduct of the exercise after initially basterdising it.
Mr Mahama, during a campaign tour to Kete Krachie, conceded that the exercise has been successful.
Mr Boadu said following the former President’s concession “the NPP expects him to apologise to the nation for the dangerous ethnic sentiments he raised, jeopardizing the security of the state with unwarranted attacks.”
“His actions, which were mirrored by the leadership of his party, unduly created fear and raised political tension in the country. Certainly, Ghanaians didn’t deserve this from an immediate past President of this great country who is again seeking the mandate,” he said.
Mr Boadu further assured that the NPP will continue to work hard to meet the needs of Ghanaians.
“The times demand strong and decisive leadership on the issues that have impacted our lives. It is in pursuit of our stated goals that we have not only strengthened the economy but have also managed to provide social and economic support in terms of cost-free water and electricity as well as business-support schemes.
“Your NPP government remains focused and expect a massive turnout on December 7 to consolidate the leadership and good governance offered by His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo,” he said.