The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) says it is reliably informed that the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) is prepared to bus in Togolese to register in the Electoral Commission’s limited registration exercise which starts Thursday, April 28.
According to the Volta Regional Chairman of NPP, Peter Amewu, the governing NDC wants to use some unapproved routes linking Ghana and Togo to carry out the activity.
The opposition NPP has blamed the government for constructing roads and other development projects in villages in Togo in order to entice the Togolese to come and vote for the NDC in the 2016 elections.
Citing some examples, Mr. Amewu says the NDC government has extended electricity from the Volta region to Kametornu – a town in Togo.
He explained this gesture of the government is meant to entice the people of Kemetornu, who are Togolese nationals, to come out to vote for the President.
Reacting to the issue, Deputy General Secretary of NDC, Koku Anyidohu, described the claim as an “obtuse speculation”.
“I don’t think we are going to allow the NPP to derail us”, he said, adding this bout of claims by the NPP demonstrates it is not prepared for the limited registration exercise.
“It is time for registration and the NDC is prepared for it,” he said.
He called on Ghanaians to disregard this claim saying the country will be the overall beneficiary if the government has constructed the roads in some of those villages.