The General Secretary of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) wants the Vice Presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) arrested.
Johnson Asiedu Nketia is accusing Dr. Bawumia of fabricating documents to back the NPP’s claims that the current electoral roll is bloated and must be changed.
He said the country’s laws must be activated to punish the former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Bawumia.
Asiedu Nketia was addressing a press conference in reaction to a statement by the Electoral Commission rejecting the NPP’s calls for the compilation of a new voters’ register.
The Commission among other things argued the arguments for a new register were unconvincing.
It explained that the NPP’s claim that over 76,000 non-Ghanaians, suspectd to be Togolese had found their way onto the voters’ register could not be verified because the Togolese EC failed to handover their register to them.
This Asiedu Nketia construes as an attempt by the NPP and Dr Mahamudu Bawumia to hoodwink Ghanaians.
He said the same way Dr Bawumia falsified documents and presented them to the Supreme Court during the election petition case, the same man has falsified another document to the EC.
He insisted such fabrication and photo shop materials can only be allowed on social media networks and not before serious institutions like the Supreme Court and the Electoral Commission.
“The reason why we are calling for the arrest of Mahamudu Bawumia is that, I am not a lawyer, but i have heard people say that if you fabricate public document, if you falsify public document with the intention of deceiving people, our laws should have a way of dealing with you.
“In the Supreme Court they printed fake pink sheets and tendered them in the Supreme Court, all that was done was that the Supreme Court rejected them. Nothing has happened afterward.
“And then come to deceive the Electoral Commission again by printing fake Togolese register, put peoples pictures on the register and presented them as Togolese.
“How can a PHD [holder] who wants to be a vice president in this country sink that low” he stated.
But the New Patriotic Party is unhappy with the call for the arrest of Dr Bawumia.
The Deputy General Secretary of the NPP Nana Obiri Boahene says the comments by Johnson Asiedu Nketia smacks of mediocrity in Ghana and Africa’s politics.
Reading excerpts of the report produced by the Panel constituted by the EC to collate views on the bloated register, Obiri Boahene said the panel admitted some of the accounts produced by the NPP are trueand must be looked at.
On what basis therefore should anybody ask the police to arrest Bawumia? he asked.
He also chided the EC for writing to the Togolese EC without copying the NPP. He doubted if at all attempts were made to get the Togolese register.
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