The National Chairperson of the ruling New Patriotic Party Freddie Blay has accused the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) of undermining the ongoing voter’s registration exercise with tribal and ethnocentric claims.
“The NDC is desperately trying to undermine the simple and peaceful exercise of voters’ registration into one of ethnocentrism, outright fabrications, needless exaggerations, and old fashioned fear-mongering propaganda and inferior communists tactics.
“It has not been very smooth, I must say, but the Electoral Commission, the only institution with sole authority to determine elections has had to prove its mettle during this exercise,” the NPP chairman told a press conference in Accra Tuesday.
It comes on the back of claims by the NDC and former President John Mahama that President Akufo-Addo is using the military to frustrate Ewes and other minority tribes at registration centers.
“There have been many reports and video evidence, like the one in this post, of the President’s deployment and discriminatory use of soldiers to target our brothers and sisters in the Volta Region and wherever there are settlements of Voltarians and non-Akans.
“Executive power must not be used to foment ethnic discrimination and abuse as is happening under Nana Akufo-Addo. These calculated acts of “dehumanisation, disenfranchising Ghanaians and stripping them of their citizenship” must end. They will surely never happen under a new NDC administration because we will foster a spirit of peace and unity in our nation,” the NDC flagbearer wrote on Facebook.