Sunday 19th January, 2020
Stanley Awalime, GNA
Ho (VR), Jan. 19,
GNA – The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Volta Region says it is
opposed to the compilation of a new voters’ register by the Electoral
Commission for the 2020 general elections.
It said government
should use the over 700 million Ghana cedis earmarked for the compilation of
the new register on completing roads and school projects abandoned by the New
Patriotic Party (NPP).
Mr Samuel Okudzeto
Ablakwa, Chairman for the Volta NDC Communication Team, said NDC in the Volta
Region was ready for massive demonstrations against the compilation of a new
register if the Electoral Commission “refuses to listen to
He alleged that the
compilation of a new voters’ register was targeted at people in the Volta
Region and would be resisted.
“Dr Bawumia claimed
analysis done on the 2012 voters’ register revealed some 7500 people have been
found on the register that are foreigners and are supposed to be voting in
Togo, so we know this is targeted at people in the Volta Region since they
claimed there are some foreigners voting in the Volta Region”, Mr Okudzeto Ablakwa
The MP who was
addressing a press conference organized by the Volta NDC in Ho said the alleged
targeting of the Volta Region was inimical to national cohesion and national
progress and must stop, adding that “we are not the only border region in Ghana
and the deliberate targeting of the Volta Region must stop”.
He said the existing
voter register has been used in the just ended District Assembly elections and
the referenda in the creation of new regions, all declared successful so there
was no need for a new register.
Mr Okudzeto Ablakwa
said the new facial technology the Electoral Commission was trying to employ
was just 80 per cent effective, which made it is less effective as compared to
the verification technology being used now.