The New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Northern Region says it has handed over a National Democratic Congress (NDC) agent with voter registration forms meant for the ongoing voters’ registration exercise to the police.
The party is also accusing one Nurudeen, an Electoral Commission staff of aiding in the crime.
Northern Regional Communications Director of the NPP, Sule Salifu told JoyNews’ Martina Bugri that the party had deployed executives to monitor the registration process following intelligence that some people were being imported to the region for the exercise.
He said at the Sagnarigu EC office, the party chairman Mohamed Samba found one Abdallah filling the forms.
Mr Salifu said they have reported the matter to the police and the culprit has also been handed over to the police.
“This is a clear indication that the NDC has a grand plan not only in the Northern Region but all over the country…little did we know that although the NDC pretended they didn’t want it [registration exercise] they were harboring illegal plans to cheat the system.
“We are urging our national and regional executives, electoral area coordinators and polling station officers in other parts of the country to be very vigilant at the centres because we believe the NDC will be planning same in other regions,” he added.
This comes just two days after three branch Executive of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) were arrested by the police after they were caught with registration forms meant for the ongoing voters’ registration exercise.
Luv News reports that the three were attempting to register applicants on the sidelines of the registration exercise at the Mamponghene registration centre at Akwatialine, a suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
Municipal Security Director, Alidu Seidu said the three are in police custody pending investigations and further processing for court.