The NPP few days ago addressed the country with documents discrediting the voters register used in the 2012 elections. The party claimed some foreigners have been registered in the voters register, provided evidence of names and pictures of people believed to be dual voters in Ghana and Togo.
Even though the Electoral commission is yet to state its official position and has since urged political parties to present to them their opinion, the ruling National Democratic Congress and some individuals have kicked against it with the IPP being the next party to condemn the call.
The IPP believes a credible voters register should be reached by auditing the existing voters register. The general secretary of the IPP, Mr. Kwame Owusu Akyempim-Boadu who addressed a press conference to state their position for a new register, describes the NPP’s call for a new register as an attempt to push for their selfish interest at the expense of the state, a move the IPP says must be seriously rejected.
The party believes calling for for a database of the country’s citizens should be pushed by interest groups to address the challenges with Ghana’s voter register.
Mr. Kwame Owusu Akyempim-Boadu says the NPP is confused hence the call for a new voters register with “questionable documents to prove their case”.
In a related development, the IPP’s parliamentary aspirant for the Bosomtwi constituency says she is optimistic of wrestling the seat from the incumbent New Patriotic Party MP come 2016.
Linda Amponsah-Fordjour, a graduate of KNUST believes as a member of parliament, she will be in a better position to tackle the flaws in the local governance system.