The opposition party has said it has evidence to prove that the EC removed NPP members names from the register
The pre-election drama continues to intensify as the elections draw closer by the day. The opposition NPP has alleged that there has been a sabotage of the Electoral Commission’s list of individuals who registered with the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) cards. The opposition party has accused the EC of removing the names of some of its members from the electoral roll.
More so, the NPP has said it has evidence to prove that the EC removed NPP members names from the register. According to reports, there have been so many NPP supporters whom though did not register with NHIS cards, did not find their names on the voters’ register. The various complaints from the ‘affected’ individuals culminated to the opposition party arriving at the conclusion, that the EC deliberately removed some of their members from the roll.
After a back breaking case, the Supreme Court earlier this month ordered the EC to remove names of the 56,000 people who registered with NHIS cards as proof of Ghanaian citizenship, ahead of the 2012 elections. Court also told the Commission to allow such persons who would be affected by the deletion to be re-registered using the right process. The commission in compliance with the order went ahead to delete the said list.
But then the opposition NPP has alleged that many of its party supporters who are not NHIS registrants were deleted from the list. Some of the party executives have gone further to say that the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has connived with the EC to reduce the number of their supporters from the electoral roll.
The Greater Accra Regional Secretary of the NPP, Adjei Sowah who has spoken to Citi News on the issue said the list is an “NDC prepared list,” which seeks to reduce the number of NPP voters during the elections. But the NDC has trashed the claims saying their accusations are baseless.