The Communication’s Officer of NDC in the Bole- Bamboi constituency, Mr Amantana Bashiru has accused the NPP parliamentary candidate of the area, Mr David Sei Demah of busing some residents from different areas to partake in the ongoing voter registration exercise.
A press statement by the Bole- Bamboi constituency NDC said Mr David Sei Demah who is contesting on the ticket of NPP in the upcoming general elections has arranged for the importation of 80 aliens to part take in the registration process in the Bole- Bamboi constituency.
The statement from the NDC states that they intercepted 6 motor Kings loaded with about 80 people heading towards Gbogdaa for the registration of the ongoing voter’s ID cards.
“Upon interrogation we realized that the people were not residents of the constituency and some of them confirmed that they were being led by the NPP parliamentary candidate” the statement added.
Read the full press statement from the Bole- Bamboi constituency NDC below.
We will not allow Mr. David Sie Demah(NPP parliamentary candidate) to flaw this registration process.
This morning we intercepted a group of people, on our way to Gbogdaa Methodist polling station for monitoring – numbering over 80 in six tricycles, some on motorcycles moving to Gbogdaa to register for the voters ID cards.
In the course of our interrogation with the group, we were told by some of them that, they were going to register for Ghana cards at Gbogdaa which in actual fact there was no staffs at Gbogdaa doing Ghana card registration but rather voters ID, the group also revealed that Mr. David Sei Demah was the sponsor of their trip and that he was at their community three days ago to convince them to come and register at a community where they have never reside.
Our further interrogations also revealed that they had no trace of origin in the community and were typical strangers of the community.
As at the time we were interrogating them, some had already passed the Ghana card registration point(Doli) moving towards Gbogdaa community, the few that had passed were already at Gbogdaa Methodist polling station in the queue awaiting to be registered.
Aside from that, early today, around 8:30am we had information from some natives of Chencheri that people in tricycles were entering Horriyiri through Chencheri from Sawla to register for the voters ID card.
In fact I expected Mr. Demah as a candidate who have successfully won his primaries and willing to represent the people of Bole-Bamboi in parliament to defend and protect the laws of the land which is stated in article 42 chapter 7 of the 1992 constitution, laws on registration in registration of voters’ public elections
regulations, 1995. C.I.12, qualification for registration that says:
1. A person who –
(a) is a citizen of Ghana;
(b) is of 18 years of age or above;
(c) is of sound mind;
(d) is resident or ordinarily resident in an electoral area; and
(e) is not prohibited by any law in force from registering as a voter.
It has now become clear that Mr. Demah is desperate and wants to use every means to violate the laws for his personal gain.
A candidate who is supposed to support peace in the constituency is rather displaying acts that can easily erupt confusion.
We are going to remain vigilante, and make sure that no foreigner gets into our territory with the attempt to register for votes ID.
We have so far monitored this voters registration process peacefully and have built consensus with other political parties in this constituency but that does not mean we are going to allow Mr. Demah to make the process a flaw one with this desperate and barbaric actions of his, for this matter we want to send a clear warning to Mr. Demah and his followers that we will face them boot for boot and within the remit of the law.
Dramani Bashiru Amantana
National Democratic Congress Comm.officer