Abass Nurudeen- Ashanti Regional NDC Communication Officer
The Ashanti Regional Communication Officer the biggest opposition party, NDC Mr. Abass Nurudeen has classified Electoral Commission Officials in the region as thieves or “Electoral Armed Robbers”.
He alleged that the EC Officials deliberately padded figures from the Ashanti region during the first phase of the ongoing registration exercise.
In statement of the NDC’s presser today in Kumasi the NDC stated in a release that “At the end of the 1st batch of the 1st phase of the registration exercise, the EC registered 7,869 applicants in the Offinso North Constituency, however, Madam Jean Mensah published 26,886 registered applicants. In the Afigya Sekyere East Constituency, the EC registered 8,975 applicants, but again Madam Jean Mensah published 14,263. In the Juaben Constituency, the EC registered 5,802 applicants, but Madam Jean Mensah published 11,574. In the Afigya Kwabre North Constituency, the EC registered 5,268 applicants, but Madam Jean Mensah again published 10,419. We believe that these acts are deliberate.These are carefully calculated and well-designed attempts to pad figures in the Ashanti Region.
We have drawn the attention of the EC to the development, and their district officers have confirmed our figures to be right.
The regional leadership of the EC has also admitted that the figures have indeed been padded, but as usual, they claim it was entered in error.
As a result the Mr Nurudeen claims the officials are thieves and are finding all means to do illegal work in favour of NPP.
However, NDC in Ashanti Region will not sit and overlook the abysmal intention of the officials therefore they are vigilant in the registration process.
But they are demanding the EC to come out with the right figures so that it would be a matter of public record.