The National Democratic Congress says the failure of New Patriotic Party’s Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to submit the over 76,000 supposed ‘foreign voters’ to the Electoral Commission for deletion exposes NPP’s hatred for persons of the Volta region.
According to Deputy General Secretary of the NDC, Koku Anyidoho, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia deceived the Electoral Commission (EC) when he said the party had some evidence to show that some 76,000 Togolese had their names on the country’s electoral register.
Rekindling the sentiment that led the NDC General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, to call for the NPP running mate’s arrest, Anyidoho stated that Dr. Bawumia’s claim shows that NPP still sees the Volta region as not part of Ghana.
Addressing a press conference in the Volta region Monday, Anyidoho called on Voltarians to reject the NPP in the upcoming December polls for looking down and treating them with disdain.
“Have we ever sat down to plot evil against the Ashanti region because it is the stronghold of the NPP, certainly not…it is now clear as daylight that Dr. Bawumia’s evil agenda of presenting fake voters’ register from Togo and making a false claim that thousands of Togolese have their names on Ghana’s register (specifically from the Volta region) feeds into the UP tradition’s sick thinking that the Volta region is not part of Ghana.
“They insult us, they spit on us, they consider us to be Togolese (Not that there is anything wrong to being Togolese) and when we refuse to vote for them, they say we are inward looking. Why shouldn’t we look inward when the view outside is not pleasant to the eye?
“Ladies and gentlemen, this whole nonsensical approach by Bawumia to create a false impression that thousands of Togolese vote in the Volta region is deeply rooted in the UP tradition agenda against Voltarians and Volta region.”