Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central Constituency, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong on Happy FM last week alleged that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has rigged the old voters’ register to favor them hence, the need for a new one.
According to Mr. Agyapong, “The NDC and vendor, Superlock Technologies Limited (STL) have put in place a system where the party effortlessly polls 1.5million votes even prior to the elections.”
He went on to attribute the opposition NDC’s fight against the new voters’ register as an acknowledgment of the loss they will make if a new voters’ register is compiled.
Speaking on Epa Hoa Daben show with Samuel Eshun, the national NDC Chairman Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo said the MP’s analysis doesn’t make sense hence Ghanaians should disregard it.
“All Kennedy is saying doesn’t make sense, I don’t know the basis of his argument, and they use the same register to win elections. I don’t know the kind of mathematics he is doing.”
He added that “the question is they should tell us why the register they use to win 2016 elections they want the same register to be changed. They should come out and answer Ghanaians.”
The EC was set to compile a new voters register prior to the Government of Ghana’s decision to close all of the country’s borders and impose restrictions on public gatherings and movement in response to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Two weeks after President Akufo-Addo imposed a ban on all public gatherings and announced other “social distancing” directives in an effort to contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus, the EC announced that it was postponing the registration exercise indefinitely.