Secretary hopeful of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), for the Bole-Bamboi constituency in the Savannah Region, Mr Augustine Jimah is alleging that the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) is planning to rig the 2024 general election.
According to him, the NDC is aware of the machinations employed by the NPP to use the Ghana card to rig the next election.
The NPP have always maintained they will break the usual 8-year circle of governance of the two major political parties which has been the norm since 1992.
Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has hinted that the Ghana Card might be the only primary document for the voters’ register for the upcoming 2024 general election.
According to the Vice President, the use of the Ghana Card as the only primary document for the voters’ register is very important because it would help resolve many issues in Ghana’s electoral system, including the issue of underage voting.
Speaking at the 2022 Civil Service Week Celebration Awards Ceremony, Dr. Bawumia added that the use of the Ghana Card will also save the country some much-needed resources.
In relation to same issue, Director of Electoral Services at the Electoral Commission, Dr Serebour Quaicoe dismissed report that the EC will compile a new register for the 2024 elections using the Ghana card as base document but revealed it was instead putting in place measures to ensure the continuous registration of persons onto the register and will rely on the Ghana card.
Owing to this pronouncement, the NDC constituency Secretary hopeful believes the NPP is burnt on to rig the next elections.
In a panel discussion on Yagbon radio morning show on Thursday, August 04,2022, Mr Augustine stated that the NDC is aware of the machinations by NPP to rig the 2024 elections.
He quizzed why the Vice president should be the one to make pronouncements concerning using the Ghana card for elections instead of the Electoral Commission.