Johnson Asiedu Nketia is claiming that Dr Bawumia has falsified information about the Togolese voters’ register, as a basis for demanding a replacement of Ghana’s electoral register.
It could be recall that Dr. Bawumia, last year led a campaign against the Electoral Commission (EC), impressing upon the commission to replace the current voter register alleging that the register as it stands, had the names of more than 76,000 Togolese.
At the time of their struggle, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, whilst addressing party faithful, stated that activists of the National Democratic Congress, who have so far acted as public relations officers for the Electoral Commission, have raised no arguments, except those of a tribal nature, to discount the evidence adduced by the NPP about the existence of foreigners on Ghana’s voters’ roll.
He argued that of foreign voters, whose details were not captured in a live environment, but rather had their pictures scanned into the database of the EC could only have been done by personnel who had the authorisation and passcodes to the database of the EC, to enable them input the details of these voters into the voters’ register.
The NPP presented a petition to the EC in which they demanded a new voter’s register. One of their main arguments in the presentation by the party’s vice-presidential candidate Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, was that the register was “bloated,” while they claimed they had uncovered evidence that close to 80,000 Togolese had also registered as Ghanaians in the voters’ register.
The NPP argued that the damning evidence they presented put the credibility of the voter’s register into question, and demanded a new one.
The Commission however shot down their claims since the reasons provided for the replacement of the register were not convincing enough.
At a press briefing in Accra, the NDC Secretary demanded the arrest and prosecution of Dr. Bawumia saying, “The reason why we are calling for the arrest of Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is that – I am not a lawyer – but I have heard people say that if you falsify public documents with the intentions of deceiving people, our laws should have a way of dealing with you”.
General Mosquitoe as he is popularly called, added that during the Supreme Court hearing, the NPP led by Dr Bawumia, printed “fake pink sheets” and tendered them in in the Supreme Court.
“All that was done was that the Supreme Court just rejected them. Nothing has happened up to date and then they come to deceive the Electoral Commission, again, by printing a fake Togolese register, put people’s pictures on the register and presented them as Togolese and presented some documentation, writing French on those things claiming it is Togolese register”.
He said, a personality like Dr Bawumia shouldn’t have stoop so low to have led such a crusade “…. And, so, if in a democracy if there is no remedy to such things then woe betides the whole country. Because anybody can just go and do photoshopping and then come and present it as the truth”, he said.