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Politics of Thursday, 30 July 2020

Source: peacefmonline.com

Voters registration: NDC curses Tepa MCE for denying members from registering

The NDC is accusing the MCE of masterminding the disqualification of some applicants play videoThe NDC is accusing the MCE of masterminding the disqualification of some applicants

The Municipal Chief Executive Officer for Ahafo Ano North, Hon. Martina Appiah-Nyantakyi has incurred the wrath of members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) after she was accused of masterminding the disqualification of thousands of supporters of their party from registering in the ongoing exercise.

Supporters of the party publicly invoked curses on the MCE, whom they said, clandestinely worked with the Electoral Commission to deny several of their supporters from registering.

Reports available indicate that hundreds of supporters of the biggest opposition party were not issued their registration cards after failing to prove their eligibility during a challenging process.

A heated argument ensued on Wednesday after the MCE reportedly refused to allow the General Secretary of the NDC, Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, from taking part in a meeting held by the EC Committee to adjudicate cases brought before it by interested parties.

After being disqualified in the process for failing to establish their eligibility as voters within the constituency, members of the opposition party reportedly resorted to curses, invoking powerful river deities to strike the MCE whom they accused of being the mastermind behind a scheme to disenfranchise members of the NDC in the Ahafo North Constituency.

According to information, a high powered delegation led by the NDC General Secretary thronged the constituency, ostensibly to bulldoze their way through, as the party launches bid to recapture the seat it lost to the NPP in the 2016 general elections.

They, however, met their match in the MCE who stood her grounds, insisting that the EC Committee be allowed to do their independent work without any interference.

However, the NDC leadership believes Hon. Martina used her position to influence the outcome of the challenging process, culminating in the disqualification of many potential registrants believed to be affiliated to the party.

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