Francis Dodovi, a top member of the NDC in Kumasi
THE OPPOSITION National
Democratic Congress (NDC) has expressed strong reservations over the ongoing
Limited Voter Registration exercise in Kumasi, in the Ashanti region.
They are claiming that the
ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) “is clearly bending the rules of the game” and
that is making them (NDC) peeved and therefore want the right thing to be done
For instance, the NDC
has complained bitterly about the decision of the Suame Municipal Assembly to
use the assembly’s bus to ferry people from Suame to the registration venue.
Francis Dodovi, a member
of the NDC Communications Team, stated emphatically that the Suame Municipal
Assembly has no right to ferry the people to the
He insisted that the
bussing of the people of Suame to the registration venue, which is the
Electoral Commission’s (EC) office at the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC), “is
totally wrong and it must be condemned.”
Dodovi said no political
party, group or individual has the right to transport people that are ready to
take part in the limited voter registration exercise to the venue of the
“This action by the
Suame Municipal Assembly, which is now being managed by known NPP members, is
unnecessary interference by the NPP and it must stop with immediate effect.
“The EC has been
provided with the required money and logistics to carry out the limited voter
registration exercise and the NPP should stay away and allow the EC to work in
peace”, he demanded.
Dodovi, a former
contender for the NDC Suame Member of Parliament (MP) position, speaking on
Nhyira fm, said the NDC would not allow the NPP to manipulate the system to
favour them in anyway.
He said “the Suame Municipal Assembly using their vehicle to convey people to the EC’s office is totally wrong. This is the EC’s sole duty and the assembly should stay away for peace to prevail”.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr.; Kumasi