Akufo-Addo, Bamumia’s integrity must be put to test Koku

A Deputy General Secretary of governing NDC, Koku Anyidoho has implored Ghanaians to examine the integrity of NPP flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo as he seeks to lead the country next year.

Mr. Anyidoho told Joy News’ Editor Dzifa Bampoh that Akufo-Addo’s running mate Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia should also be subjected to the same integrity test as a prospective second commander in chief of the Ghana Armed Forces.

The Deputy General Secretary was throwing more light on NDC’s call on the police to arrest Dr. Bawumia for engaging in what they claim to be criminality .

General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah made the call at a press conference early Wednesday.

According to him, Dr Bawumia forged data it presented to the EC as evidence that Ghana’s electoral roll is bloated. The party has been demanding a new register for the 2016 elections.

But Koku Anyidoho says the NPP’s document which it said contains over 70,000 names of Togolese on Ghana’s register is fictitious.

The document was fabricated by Dr. Bawumia to hoodwink Ghanaians and incite them against individuals and institutions, he alleged. He therefore challenged the NPP to make public the additional evidence the party claimed it has gathered which showed that the register is also bloated with nationals of Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast.

Convinced that the NPP fabricated the documents, Koku Anyidoho said the NDC would make formal complaint to the police demanding the arrest of Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia who put out the documents.

Claiming that the three-time vice presidential candidate of the NPP has a “questionable character”, Koku Anyidoho is asking Ghanaians to “put [Akufo-Addo and Bawumia’s] integrity to test” before they are entrusted to manage the affairs of the country.

But Koku’s counterpart in the NPP, Nana Obiri Boahen has laughed off the call for Bawumia’s arrest as “absurdity of the highest order”.

The NPP Deputy General Secretary told Joy News Johnson Asiedu Nketia demonstrated “crass ignorance” when he made that call today.

Nana Obiri Boahen also doubted Electoral Commission’s claim that its request for the Togolese register was declined on security grounds.

He said if the EC indeed wrote to officials in Togo, then it defied “common sense” when it failed to serve the NPP a copy of the letter it sent to the Togolese authority.

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