Nana Akufo-Addo at one of the centres
After touring the Greater Accra Region on Monday to monitor the ongoing limited voter registration exercise, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, two-time presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), on Wednesday continued the monitoring exercise by visiting a few constituencies in the Central Region.
The brief tour of the region saw Nana Akufo-Addo visiting five registration centres in the Awutu Senya East, Gomoa East and Mfantseman constituencies.
At the Odupong-Kpehe/Kasoa Urban Council registration centre, located in Kasoa in the Awutu Senya East Constituency, polling agents of the NPP told Nana Addo that the registration exercise had so far been smooth. According to them, 87 voters were registered on Monday, whilst 55 were registered on Tuesday.
Touring with the Member of Parliament for the constituency, Hawa Koomson and Kwamena Bartels, former MP for Ablekuma North, Nana Akufo-Addo visited the Children’s Rainbow Library registration centre. Just as it was witnessed during his tour of Accra, the Supreme Court’s ruling banning the use of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) card as one of the documents for identifying a prospective applicant as a citizen of Ghana and for that matter, eligible for registration, was being strictly adhered to. NPP agents at this centre explained that eligible voters either presented a driver’s licence or a passport to prove their eligibility.
Activity at both registration centres came to a standstill after residents learnt of Nana Akufo-Addo’s presence in the constituency. Loud chants of “Nana we are suffering; come and rescue us”, “Nana we need you”, “No Nana, No Vote”, “No Nana, No Ghana,” followed him.
At the Gomoa East constituency, Akufo-Addo visited the Buduburam Community Centre, where a registration centre had been set up. He was told by the NPP agents that most first time voters had come with two people with voter ID cards to validate their eligibility before they were allowed to register.
Moving on to the Mfantseman constituency, Nana Akufo-Addo first visited the Ebenezer Methodist Church registration centre at Mankessim, where 56 voters were registered yesterday, and, as at 1:00 pm when he arrived, a total of 26 voters had been registered.
The Akuada-Anafo registration centre at Saltpond – also in the Mfantseman constituency – was the final registration centre visited by Nana Akufo-Addo.
The Volta Region will be the third place Nana Akufo-Addo will visit over the coming weekend.
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