For Immediate Release
4th June, 2023.
NPP AND THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION IN A PLOT TO ILLEGALLY INSERT THE NAME OF AN UNQUALIFIED NPP PARLIAMENTARY ASPIRANT INTO ASSIN NORTH VOTERS’ REGISTER.
The National Democratic Congress has become aware of a plot by the ruling New Patriotic Party, acting in cahoots with their collaborators in the Electoral Commission to transfer and insert the name of one Charles Opoku, into the Voters Register of the Assin North constituency.
This illegal move is to aid the said Charles Opoku to contest in the NPP Parliamentary primaries to select a candidate for the upcoming Assin North by-election.
Our unimpeachable sources have revealed that contrary to our electoral laws and the clear requirements on the nomination form for the Assin North by-election, which demands that a candidate in the election must be a registered voter in Assin North, the said Charles Opoku is a registered voter in the Tarkwa Nsuame constituency in the Western Region where he voted in the 2020 General election.
It is instructive to note that according to Regulation 22 of the Public Elections Regulations 2020 (C.I 127), voter transfer can only be effected for an ordinary citizen not less than 42 days to a public election. More importantly, transfer applications can only be made to the Returning Officer of a public election. Given the fact that, we have less than 42 days to the by-election in Assin North, and a Returning Officer is yet to be appointed for same, any transfer of voters to Assin North will be unlawful and same shall be fiercely resisted by the NDC.
We are closely monitoring this situation and shall take every legitimate step to ensure that this illegal plot is not perpetrated against the good people of Assin North by the Electoral Commission and their collaborators in the NPP.
Sammy Gyamfi Esq
(National Communication Officer)