‘Clamours For Bawumia’s Arrest Smack Of Ignorance’

The National Youth Organiser of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sammy Awuku, has described the governing National Democratic Congress’ call for the arrest of Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, as a show of ignorance.

Speaking to Class News Wednesday January 6, 2016, Mr Awuku said the party finds it strange that the Electoral Commission could not have access to the voters’ register in neighbouring Togo to verify the NPP’s claims that there were about 76,000 nationals from Ghana’s eastern neighbour on the anglophone West African country’s roll of voters.

He said: “There is nothing more frightening than to see ignorance at work.”

“I couldn’t see the head and tail of the NDC’s argument. Dr Mahamudu Bawumia did present a very serious charge against the Electoral Commission of Ghana.”

“The Electoral Commission did not, in its letter written to the NPP, state that Dr Bawumia falsified documents. They said when they wrote to the Togolese Electoral Commission, they said they could not confirm or deny the identities of the people that we had mentioned.”

According to Mr Awuku: “If a mere political party is able to lay hands on the copy of the Togolese register, which is not a secret document… and you have the Electoral Commission of Ghana failing in its duties to get a copy of the Togolese register, then it’s a bit amazing”.

The NDC, on Wednesday January 6, 2016 at a press briefing, called for the arrest of Dr Bawumia, accusing him of allegedly falsifying documents about the Togolese voters’ register.


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