The National Democratic Congress (NDC) says it has uncovered a plot by the ruling New Patriotic Party working together with some individuals at the Electoral Commission to transfer and insert the name of one Charles Opoku, into the Voters Register of the Assin North constituency.
A statement issued by the party’s Communication Officer Sammy Gyamfi alleged that the “illegal move” is to aid the one Charles Opoku to contest in the NPP parliamentary primaries ahead of the June 27 Assin North by-election.
The statement said, “Our unimpeachable sources have revealed that contrary to the clear requirement on the nomination form for the Assin North by-election, which demands that a candidate in the election must be a registered voter in Assin North, the said Charles Opoku is not a registered voter in the Assin North Constituency”.
It added “It is instructive to note that according to Regulation 22 of the Public Elections Regulations 2020 (C.I 127), voter transfer can only be effected for an ordinary citizen not less than 42 days to a public election. More importantly, transfer applications can only be made to the Returning Officer of a public election. Given the fact that, se have less than 42 days to the by-election in Assin North, and a Returning Officer is yet to be appointed for same, any transfer of voters to Assin North will be unlawful and same shall be fiercely rejected by the NDC.
We are closely monitoring this situation and shall take every legitimate step to ensure that this illegal plot is not perpetrated by the Electoral Commission and their collaborators in the NPP.”