NDC Accuses EC Of Sabotaging Strongholds
4/29/2012 9:30:23 AM -
Richard Quashigah - NDC Propaganda Secretary The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has expressed grave concerns about the acute shortage of registration materials in the ongoing biometric voters registration exercise in its strongholds, particularly the Volta Region.
According to a statement issued by the NDC’s National Propaganda Secretary, Richard Quashigah, since the start of the last phase of the exercise, most centres in the Volta Region have remained non functional.
The statement added that complaints have been made to officials of the Electoral Commission but the problem persists.
According to the ruling party, the shortage of forms such as 1A and 1C, cartridges, as well as laminates in their strongholds leaves them wondering whether this was a deliberate ploy, particularly when such materials abound in the EC’s headquarters in Accra.
According to the NDC, their suspicion heightened because of the Director of Elections, Mr Isaac Kofi Asomaning, who happened to be the same official who superintended electoral matters in the Ashanti Region in 2008 where a bloated register was recorded.
The statement further accused Mr Asomaning of not doing enough to rectify the situation after he had been alerted on more than one occasion.
The NDC, by their statement, are appealing to Dr Afari Gyan, the Chairman of the Electoral Commission to help resolve the challenge.
Below is the full statement issued by the NDC expressing concern about shortage of electoral material in its strongholds
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is deeply concerned about the acute shortage of registration materials in the on-going biometric registration exercise in NDC strongholds, particularly the Volta Region.
Since the start of the last phase of the exercise, most centers in the Volta Region have remained non functional. Complains to Electoral Commission officials have not so far resolved the challenge.
The shortage of especially Forms 1A and 1C, cartridges as well as laminates in NDC strongholds leaves us wondering if this is deliberate especially when our checks reveal the EC at its headquarters in Accra has more than enough of such materials.
Our suspicion is heightened because of the person who currently is the Director of Elections, Mr. Isaac Kofi Asomaning.
He was the same EC officer who superintended over electoral matters in the Ashanti region in 2008 and created a bloated register there to the disadvantage of the NDC.
We are by this statement putting on record that Mr. Asomaning, has severally been alerted about the situation but failed to take action.
We are hereby appealing humbly to the high office of Mr. Afari Gyan, the Electoral Commissioner to help resolve the challenge.
NDC National Propaganda Secretary