General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah has said that some party supporters vented their frustration over inaccuracies in the biometric register of the party by burning them because they did not understand the process.
According to the chief scribe of the governing party, although some of the registers have been destroyed, the process remains intact and not affected in anyway.
He said the party supporters who raised these concerns have shown how vigilant they are and as a party they have put in place measures to address all the challenges raised.
He revealed that the party has set up a team to sensitize the aggrieved members on the processes involved in the compilation of the register of the party.
Meanwhile, the party has printed new registers to replace the ones destroyed by the aggrieved party members.
“In every voter registration process, the validation period is for the provisional register to be returned to the localities where they were captured for the people there to confirm whether there have been any mistakes. If so, then they could be corrected. If there are people who have died in the process; that is also the means of identifying them. If there are people whose names shouldn’t be in the register that is the time they are deleted before a final register is produced. So we are excited that our people have shown vigilance; but because of inadequate information, some people vented their frustration about inaccuracies in the register and decided to burn the register. It has not affected the process at all, and we have still sent teams to educate them about the importance of exhibition and we have printed fresh registers and sent them.’’
He said the registers have been sent to all the affected branches, the various branch executives have also been tasked to go through the processes and identify the inaccuracies.
“Happily; the registers have been distributed to the branches and the branch executives are going through the process of identifying where the inaccuracies are; and the process is ongoing. If you have problems with the register, this is the time to pinpoint the problem. We have heard several rumours that NPP persons have had their names on our register and so on; if you know any NPP person whose name is on the register, this is the time to report for deletion.’’
Johnson Asiedu Nketiah was speaking to the media after the party postponed their intended presidential and parliamentary primaries to the 21st of this month. The primaries was originally scheduled for the 7th November, 2015.
The National Executive Committee met Monday morning to deliberate on the intended primaries, the change of date according to the general secretary is to allow the party to resolve some of the challenges raised.