Limited voter registration: NDC alleges EC deliberately took faulty machines to strongholds
The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has accused the Electoral Commission (EC) of deliberately making the voter registration process difficult at its strongholds.
The ongoing limited voter registration is targeting to register at least 1.35 million people who have turned 18 years old since the last registration exercise in 2020.
The exercise which commenced on Tuesday, September 12 is expected to end on October 2, 2023.
At a media briefing on the exercise on Tuesday evening, NDC National Chairman Johnson Asiedu Nketiah alleged that the EC had deliberately taken faulty machines to some of its district offices in areas it deems as NDC strongholds to frustrate eligible voters.
“There is not more than two centres where these breakdowns are happening which are in the stronghold of the NPP. All the rest are in the stronghold of the NDC…It is like his excellency when he was complaining about politicking within the bar association which turns to campaign at the bar conference,” he said.
The NDC also criticized President Akufo-Addo for wading into the conversation about alleged judicial bias.
Asiedu Nketiah said that the President and the Judicial Service should instead focus on fixing the mess.
“When people complain about the administration of justice, the president has the gut to complain about the people who are complaining. Can’t you see what is happening that this same judiciary can find time to grant injunctions to people who intend to demonstrate against corruption at the BoG with alacrity?
“And yet that same judicial system cannot find time and space to grant such an important injunction against an exercise which is wrongly being conducted and has the potential to throw this country into turmoil,” he stated.