NDC says it has complained to UN over voter registration exercise
The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) says it has reported the conduct of the voter registration exercise to the United Nations.
The NDC claims the government is keen on ethnic profiling, a claim the Electoral Commission and government officials have categorically denied.
The main opposition has been claiming the voter registration exercise is being used as an avenue to disenfranchise Ewes in the Volta region, which borders Togo, a country also dominated by Ewes.
But the NPP has condemned the NDC for resorting to propaganda and ethnocentric politics because it has no electoral message for Ghanaians.
The NDC has said it has however escalated the issue to the UN.
“It is a condemnable international crime and so as I speak to you the NDC has reported the matter to the United Nations(UN),” General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketsia said in an interview on Accra-based Kasapa FM.
According to him, the UN has asked them to provide enough evidence to back their claims.
“The UN says we have no evidence to back our case so we should collect evidence and submit same,” General Mosquito said after holding a Zoom meeting with UN officials.
He said the party has invited the UN to send a team to ascertain their claims.
The NDC in a series of news conferences had demanded the withdrawal of military personnel at registration centres in the Banda Constituency in the Bono Region, parts of the Volta Region, and from other parts of the country.
The party accused the Akufo-Addo government of using the soldiers to suppress voter registration in the Volta Region and other parts of the country.
The government has however explained, the security forces deployed to the border towns are to ensure the country’s borders remain closed as part of measures to combat the spread of coronavirus.
The security teams have been making routine arrests of persons trying to enter the country illegally without undergoing quarantine, a protocol to ensure Ghana does not import any new case of coronavirus.