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General News of Wednesday, 11 May 2016


'We all register minors' - Kennedy Agyapong agrees with Mosquito

Outspoken Member of Parliament for Assin Central constituency, Hon. Kennedy Agyapong has said that he finds no problem with comments made by General Secretary of the ruling NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, that all political parties must accept responsibility for a bloated voters’ register.

“We are the people who create the problems and we turn to blame the Electoral Commission,” Asiedu Nketia said in an interview with Kwame Tutu on Frontline on Rainbow Radio.

According to him, there is no way the EC by itself can allow foreigners or minors to register without the active role of political parties including the NDC and opposition NPP for their [parties] interest.

Johnson Asiedu Nketiah came under attack for his comments particularly from the NPP, as the National Youth Organiser of the elephant family, Sammy Awuku called for his arrest.

But Hon. Kennedy Agyapong says he sees no problem with what his former colleague legislator said because he was on point.

"I will not sit here and blame only the NDC...He has a point if he says all political parties register minors," however, my problem is the blatant vandalisation of EC registration materials which all points at government; because if any opposition member confidently vandalised equipment of the EC, they will go to jail. But they [NDC] are doing it with impunity because they are in government. This not good for our democracy.''

Speaking in an interview with Rainbow Radio, he expressed his disappointment, especially in the Peace Council and other organisation, for remaining quite over the blatant abuse of power and office by the government.

He charged the Peace Council to condemn the vandalisation of EC materials and violent attacks since it is not good for Ghana's democracy.