The New Patriotic Party (NPP) says it will soon present evidence supporting its claim that some foreign nationals have been registered on Ghana’s voters’ register to the Electoral Commission (EC). The NPP had cited names of about 13,000 Burkinabes in the country’s voters’ register.
This is in addition to the over 78,000 Togolese nationals it had earlier alleged were contained in the register but the EC during a stakeholders forum on the voters’ register on Friday, challenged the party to substantiate its claims with evidence.
The EC Chairperson Charlotte Osei also requested the NPP to furnish the commission with the Togolese register.
Responding to the EC, the party’s former Chairman, Peter Mac Manu, on Eyewitness News said the party is willing to prove that some foreign nationals had been registered.
Regarding the Togolese register, the party says it will hand it over the EC.
“We are not scared of it because we have the register, we submitted it . We showed portions of the register to the general public at the Alisa Hotel…we have the register so we will send it, no problem.”
He further wondered why the EC decided to visit Kenya and South Africa to find out about the voter population but failed to visit Togo-the country the NPP had cited in relation to the bloated voters’ register.
“What is strange about the whole issue is that, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission says she went to Kenya to find out about their voter population vis-a-vis the entire Kenyan population, she went to South Africa to find out about the voter population there and she could not go to Togo for the Togolese register. That is quite an awkward thing to me.”