By Bernice Bessey
The General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu, has alleged that non-Ghanaians, especially, Togolese, and minors are being registered in some parts of the Volta Region in the ongoing limited voter registration exercise, contrary to the electoral laws of the country.
Speaking to journalists after touring registration centres at Sogakope, Anlo, Keta, Ketu South, Ketu North, Ho Central, Ho West, Kpando, North Dayi, Afadjato South and South Dayi, Mr Boadu said party agents challenged some of these minors and suspected Togolese registrants, and their petitions were upheld by the District Review Committee.
John Boadu, nevertheless, admitted that the process was largely going on successfully, except that, in most of the centers, so many offline machines were being used, even beyond the national average, which, according to him, was anomalous.
“For instance, in Ketu North alone, which has a relatively small population, as many as 12 offline registration centers were set up. This, to me, is intolerable, considering the fact that in the other regions I have visited and received reports, the number of offline registration centers averages between 4 and 5,” he stated.
“Beyond that, as I indicated, the process has been largely smooth, and I commend our party agents, polling station as well as constituency and regional executives of the party in the Volta Region, for their extreme vigilance in the exercise, and approaching same with all the seriousness that it deserves,” he added.
John Boadu also told reporters that the NPP’s journey to victory 2020 had begun in earnest, and that the party cannot fail the Ghanaian masses, because the alternative still remains scary.