A former Deputy Communications Minister under the erstwhile Mahama administration, Felix Kwakye-Osofu says the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and Electoral Commission persistance to compile a new voters register is a deliberate attempt to weaken the NDC in their strong holds.
Mr. Kwakye-Osofu believes the EC’s refusal to accept the current voter ID and birth certificate to register for a new voters ID is ploy by the EC and NPP to rig the 2020 elections.
According to him, claims that most of NDC supporters in the Volta Region are non-Ghanaians is a misguided believe by the NPP.
“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,” Mr. Kwakye-Osofu said in Facebook post Sunday.
Read Copy of Felix Kwakye-Osofu’s Facebook Post Below:
President Akufo-Addo and the NPP’s obsession with compiling a 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 registeration 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 Mensah 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 that actual identification issued by the Electoral Commission itself and which they have used to conduct a number of elections since the overly partisan Jean Mensah 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.