NDC’s claim against NPP on the Assin North by-election lacks ‘deep thinking’— Nana B

NDC’s claim against NPP on the Assin North by-election lacks ‘deep thinking’— Nana B

The National Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Henry Nana Boakye popularly known as Nana B has debunked claims that the governing party is working in connivance with the Electoral Commission (EC) to add an aspirant name to the voters register ahead of the Assin North by-election.

According to him, the allegation was false since neither the party nor its aspirants have filed for a name in the voters register.

His statement was in a reaction to an assertion made by the opposition party NDC on Sunday that an NPP aspirant, Charles Opoku was not a registered voter in the Assin North Constituency but was illegally added to the register ahead of the by-elections to help the ruling party to win the Assin North parliamentary seat.

This, the NDC stated, was against the requirement that a candidate in an election “must be a registered voter of the said constituency.”

However, citing portions of the 1992 constitution, Nana B said his comrades in the opposition were wrong.

“When I read the press statement I was surprised it was coming from a big opposition part because according to the 1992 constitution, you do not have to be a registered voter in the constituency you want to contest before you become eligible to contest. You have to be a registered voter and the man in question is a registered voter.”

“He hails from that constituency, in fact, both candidates are from Assin Breku and they are far and above 21 years, they are all Ghanaians, they don’t hold dual citizenship,” he said.

Considering these, Nana B believed the NDC statement “lacked deep thinking.”

Similarly, the Electoral Commission has denied the allegation, explaining that a person did not need to be a registered voter in a particular constituency to enable him or her to contest elections in that constituency.

NPP delegates of Assin North would on Wednesday, June 7, head to the polls to decide between two candidates who would be the NPP representative in the upcoming by-election slated for June 27.

Source: www.spotonnews.net

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