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NDC wants to register Togolese – NPP alleges

NDCThe governing National Democratic Congress has been accused of planning to bring in some Togolese to register in the Electoral Commission’s limited registration exercise which starts April 28 to May 8, 2016.

The NPP has repeatedly called on the electoral commission to change the current voters register indicating that they suspect there are foreign nationals including Togolese on the register.

Speaking on 3fm’s Sunrise Morning Show, Volta regional chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Peter Amewu accused the DCE for Hohoe of being the mastermind behind the alleged registration.

“As at yesterday around 8pm some people were sitting across one of the border roads and the District Chief Executive intended to ask the people to go back because he thinks that the people should be allowed to come in vote in their numbers so that they will be given a new district.

“NPP activist that night told the DCE that they were not prepared to do that because they have been deceived for far too long.

“Fortunately our guys rejected that and stayed in that area the whole night as late as 2am and even called me to inform me that they were still there waiting to see if anybody would cross.

“They have also sent distribution lines to the neighboring villages and promised them electricity and it is just not fair and has promised some communities to come and register in exchange for electricity”.

Reacting to the accusation from the NPP the NDC chairman of the area John Gyapong said he was surprised about the comments coming from the Peter Amewu.

“We have no intentions of bringing in any Togolese to come and register but what we can say and not mince words is that if the person is Ghanaian and is anywhere in this world and has the opportunity to come and register, so be it.

“It is important to let our people know that we are doing registration so if they are qualified then they should come and do it.

“As a political party we have a lot of international relationships all over the world and we have our branches in Togo, Benin, Ivory Coast and a whole lot of other countries so we tell them that if you are Ghanaian and qualified then you can come”.

By Nana Afrane Asante|3news.com|Ghana

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