Dr. Bawumia
Dr. Bawumia

Jean Pierre Fabre, Masseme Esse said the NPP Vice candidate had presented the exact certified true copy of Togo register to EC to back his arguments of foreigners on Ghana’s voter register.

Dr. Bawumia
Dr. Bawumia
The democracy activist who was speaking on Adom FM’s Morning Show, ‘Dwaso Nsem’ on Thursday confirmed that the opposition parties in the Francophone West African country gave the NPP the register it presented to the EC, and expressed surprise that the voter register is being described by section of the Ghanaian public and the ruling NDC as fake.

“I am surprised that it (voters register) has been described as fake, because all political parties in Togo and some institutions are in possession of this same register, how come someone says it is a false document, I am saying it again that it is not false…,” he said.

Both the EC of Ghana and the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC)have raised questions to the authenticity of the voters register presented by Bawumia.
Whilst the EC claims its partner in Togo refused to give it a copy of its register because it was a security document,  it later claimed the document presented by the NPP to back its argument for a new register was not authentic.

Meanwhile, the General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia also called for the arrest of Dr. Bawumia for ‘falsifying public documents’ with the intention of causing disaffection for public institutions and inciting the public against the EC.
However, Masseme Esse said the arguments presented by the NDC does not hold water, arguing that it is never in doubt that there are persons in Togo and Ghana who vote in both countries.

He claims to have been following Ghanaian electoral matters over the period and can confidently say that, “Many are aware that when it comes to elections, many are taken from Togo to Ghana to vote…some Ghanaians also cross to come and vote in Togo and no action has been taken against them….”
He also revealed that his party in Togo also protested against the current Togolese register which led to the intervention of President John Mahama, then ECOWAS Chairman, ahead of the 2015 Togo election.

The Togolese opposition adviser also mentioned that opposition leaders have been protesting against the cross-border votes in Togo and called on Ghanaians to help find an solution to the problem since it is not healthy for the continent’s growing democracy.

Source; Newsghana.com.gh

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