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Politics of Monday, 25 May 2020

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Insistence on compiling new voters’ register a product of bigotry – Kwakye Ofosu


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A former Deputy Minister under the Mahama administration, Felix Ofosu Kwakye says insistence on the part of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and Electoral Commission(EC) to compile the new voters’ register is a product of bigotry.

Some Executives of the NPP have insisted that the current register contains names of Togolese who are not supposed to be in Ghana’s voter roll so there is, therefore, the need for a new voters register.

But in a post on Facebook addressing the argument that the voters’ register contains names of Togolese, Kwakye Ofosu believes that the claims by some top officials of the NPP is an indication that the NPP disregards people in the Volta Region.

To him, “It stems from a misguided belief that those who vote for the NDC in the Volta Region are mostly Togolese and they must therefore be excluded from the Electoral roll.That claim is a lie cooked from the very pits of hell and one which the NPP has failed to offer a shred of evidence for.”

He noted that to cheat, the NPP through the National Identification Authority(NIA) “prioritized their strongholds during the Ghana card registration process and sent more equipment than was required there when they failed to so same for regions where the NDC is strong”.

The object is to have a register that permanently disadvantages the NDC in every election for as long as Jean Mensa and Bossman Asare rule the roost at the EC.

He said “Allowing people to guarantee for others is a circuitous route intended to discourage as many people as possible from registering”.

Adding that “It is in fact absurd that word of mouth is considered more credible than actual identification issued by the Electoral Commission itself and which they have used to conduct a number of elections since the overly partisan Jean Mensa and Bossman Asare took the reins”.

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President Akufo-Addo and the NPP’s obsession with compiling new voters register through their hatchet men at the Electoral Commission is the product of bigotry and utter disrespect for sections of our population.

It stems from a misguided belief that those who vote for the NDC in the Volta Region are mostly Togolese and they must therefore be excluded from the Electoral roll.That claim is a lie cooked from the very pits of hell and one which the NPP has failed to offer a shred of evidence for.

It is the reason why they have deliberately made it cumbersome and frustrating for people from there and other NDC strongholds to register with the exclusion of the voter ID cards from the primary requirements for registration.

To do that, they prioritized their strongholds during the Ghana card registration process and sent more equipment than was required there when they failed to so same for regions where the NDC is strong.

The object is to have a register that permanently disadvantages the NDC in every election for as long as Jean Mensa and Bossman Asare rule the roost at the EC.

Allowing people to guarantee for others is a circuitous route intended to discourage as many people as possible from registering.

It is in fact absurd that word of mouth is considered more credible than actual identification issued by the Electoral Commission itself and which they have used to conduct a number of elections since the overly partisan Jean Mensa and Bossman Asare took the reins.

For those afflicted by philistinism and who are unable to see this macabre attempt to rig elections ab initio, don’t expect a statement from the President saying he will rig elections.

Just follow the train of events and the fact that both the NPP and the EC have been woeful in justifying this plot.



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