NDC accuses EC, NPP of mass vote transfer in Karaga, Nanton ahead of 2020 elections
The Northern Regional wing of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has accused the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the Electoral Commission (EC) of plotting a mass transfer of votes to the Nanton and Karaga constituencies.
According to NDC, both the EC and NPP have put measures in place to illegally transfer some NPP votes from the Tamale Central and Tamale South constituencies to Karaga and Nanton in furtherance of a plot to influence the outcome of the 2020 elections in those constituencies.
NDC’s Deputy Northern Regional Communication Officer, Iddrisu Hardi Pagazaa, in a statement said the communication team had gathered that a meeting on the transfer agenda was held at the offices of the Northern Regional Coordinating Council earlier this week.
He added that some Electoral Officers in the region were tasked to commence the “illegal mass transfers” to help the NPP parliamentary candidates in Karaga and Nanton.
Meanwhile, Mr Pagazaa mentioned that the NDC team has also put stringent measures in place to avert the plot at all levels within the confines of the law.
He however sent a word of caution to individuals who would want to engage in such acts to be wary of the repercussions.
“We want to warn those who are planning to bus people from Tamale to Karaga and Nanton constituencies to vote on Election Day to desist, since their presence there would be ferociously resisted. These two constituencies are not dumping grounds for those desperate for parliamentary seats. We do not want the 2004 Jakpahi incident in the Tolon district to recur and the only way to avert that is for the EC and the NPP to discontinue this rather wicked and shameful rigging plan, ” he stressed.