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General News of Thursday, 30 November 2000

Source: Joy Online

NDC accused of registering minors for elections

The ruling NDC party has been accused of allegedly inducing minors with ten thousand cedis and T-shirts and registering them with photo voter ID’s to vote in this year’s general elections.

The minors’ number about forty. The incident, according to the report, took place in the Odododiodioo constituency in the Greater Accra region. According to the Crusading Guide newspaper, which reported the story, two out of the fourty minors’, Felix Mankatta, 16 and Erich Bornarte 17, walked into the offices of the National Reform Party to tell how they were coerced into the act by the NDC.

Again it was realized upon investigations by the paper at the electoral commission by the Paper that details of the ID’s of the two minors corresponded with the information in the Electoral Commission’s IT’s manager’s computer. All attempts to have the Electoral Commission to comment on the issue proved futile because they were said to be at a meeting.