National Organiser for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Joshua Hamidu Akamba has chided the Electoral Commission (EC), and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for preventing Fulani communities in Ghana to be registered in the ongoing compilation of voters register on the basis that they are not Ghanaians.
According to him, through their monitoring of the exercise some people particularly Electoral Commission officials and party executives of New Patriotic Party are preventing eligible Fulani residents in Ghana from registering in the ongoing registration exercise especially in the Northern Region, Savannah Region, North East, and Upper East Region.
“The NDC after our monitoring have realized that Fulani’s in the country have been denied participation in the ongoing voter’s registration exercise with the basis that they are not Ghanaians,’’ Joshua Hamidu Akamba told Kwame Tutu on ‘Anopa Nkomo’ on Accra-based Kingdom FM 107.7
He stressed that, “Now as a Ghanaian Fulani who has all these requirements, why should EC or any political party representative deny anyone their civil rights hence disenfranchising them? He asked.
The Voter’s Registration exercise is being conducted at all designated registration centres and district offices of the Commission throughout the country from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day.
The exercise is open to all Ghanaian citizens who are 18 years old and above and of sound mind.
By: Richard Obeng Bediako / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com / [email protected] / Ghana / 2020