A pressure group – United Zongo for Bawumia – is calling on the security agencies to arrest the National Democratic Congress (NDC) general secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketiah.
The group alleged that ‘General Mosquito’ as Nketia is popularly called imported about 10,000 Togolese nationals to Ghana to register to vote in the 2012 elections.
The group’s spokesperson Ibrahim Adjei at a press conference alleged the NDC general secretary engaged some party members to do the recruitment.
“On August 20th 2015 a group of NDC activists engaged the media to communicate how they have been financially resourced by the leadership of the NDC, led by its General Secretary to illegally recruit over 10,000 Togolese citizens to register on the Ghana electoral roll in 2012,” Adjei alleged.
United Zongo for Bawumia addressing the press
“The leader of the group, Robert Tetteyfio Adjase, accompanied by other leaders of the group namely Hohoe NDC chairman Harker Brempong, Ketu South chairman Doe Gadekah, Public Relations Officer Robert Kabutey and Victor Bogah stated categorically that the current register is riddled with names of Togolese from Aflao to Nkwanta in the northern Volta and that the over 76,000 Togolese found in the Ghanaian register was just an insignificant number compared to what really is the case,” the group said.
The group has therefore petitioned the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) and other state security agencies to arrest and prosecute Nketia.
“The revelations by Adjase and his colleagues clearly affect national security yet the institutions that protect our state – in this case the BNI are sitting idle… so we urge the security services to exercise the authority that the State has invested in them and in light of the revelations of Adjase and his colleagues about how the NDC party financed the illegal registration of Togolese citizens – proceed forthwith to arrest Johnson Asiedu Nketia,” Adjei said.
The group warned that failure to do so will lead to a citizen’s arrest of the ruling party’s General Secretary.