EC denies colluding with NPP

By
Robert Tachie Menson, GNA

Dormaa Ahenkro
(B/A), Aug. 14, GNA – The Electoral Commission(EC) in Dormaa Ahenkro, has
denied accusations from the National Democratic Congress(NDC) that it connived
with the  New Patriotic Party (NPP) to
delete more than 200 eligible voters from the voters register.

Responding to
allegations made by Mr John Adu Jack, the NDC Dormaa Central Constituency
Parliamentary aspirant at a news conference in Dormaa Ahenkro, Mr Christian
Boafo Offeh, the Dormaa Central Municipal Election Officer, described the
allegations as baseless, false and unfounded and asked the aspirant to
substantiate such claims.

He said he never
sided with any political party in the performance of his duties but strictly
operated within the confines of the law, during the recent opening of the
Voters Register for public scrutiny.

Mr Boafo Offeh
described the attitude of the aspirant as a sheer display of ignorance and
asked the NDC to take the matter to court to seek redress if the party feels it
has concerns against the EC on the register.

He explained
that  Article 23(2c) of the
Constitutional Instrument(CI) stipulated that a person entitled to be
registered as a voter may object as set out in form seven of the schedule to a
person whose name appears in the provisional register of voters on the ground
that the person is not qualified to be registered as a voter.

He said any citizen
of the country is permitted under the law to question or object to the
eligibility of any voter, adding that Article 23(2d) indicates that an officer
of the Commission may object as set out in form seven of the schedule to a
person whose name appears in the provisional register of voters on the ground
that, that person is not qualified to be registered as a voter.

Reacting to the
allegations, Mr William Nyarko, the Communication Officer of the NPP, said the
party has sufficient evidence to proof that the names are ineligible and the
party is prepared to contest the NDC at the courts.

Mr Seth Asare, the
NPP Constituency Organiser, said there is no portion of the CI that a person
making objection should hail from the community where the eligibility was in
question but that every Ghanaian is allowed to question the credibility of a
voter they are not sure of.

GNA

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