NDC warns Regional Minister, NSS Boss against bussing registrats with state vehicle

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the North East Region have accused some top appointees of the Akufo-Addo led administration of using state vehicles to mass up people to their various constituencies for the ongoing voter registration exercise.

Mr. Ibrahim Tia the North East Regional Secretary and Imoro Abdul-Razak, Regional Communication officer both told TamaleOnline News’ Issifu Mashood that, two of such incidents are being perpetuated in the Gambaga/Nalerigu and Yagaba/Kubori constituencies respectfully.

According to Mr. Ibrahim Tia, a Youtong bus with registration number GN 7896-13 departed from Tamale Saturday night at about 8PM filled with people.

He said the bus arrived in Nalerigu at about 12:30am Sunday morning and was driven straight to the North East Regional Coordinating Council (NERCC).

Mr. Ibrahim Tia further stated that the registrants were are expected to meet with the North East Regional minister, Hon. Solomon Boar who is also the Member of Parliament and parliamentary candidate of the Bunkrugu constituency on the ticket of the NPP.

The NDC has therefore accused the North East Regional minister and Mp of Bunkrugu Hon. Solomon Boar of being behind this act. An act Mr. Ibrahim Tia described as unlawful.

The Regional Chief Scribe backed his argument with the Public Elections act (REGISTRATION REGULATIONS, 1995. C.I.12) which speaks about the qualification of a registrants.

“A person who (d) is resident or ordinarily resident in an electoral area; and
(e) is not prohibited by any law in force from registering as a voter is entitled to have his name included in a register of voters for the electoral area during a period set aside for the registration of voters”.

This according to Mr. Ibrahim makes the move by the North East Regional minister unlawful and could create confusion in the process.

Accusations against NSS CEO, Ussif Mustapha

The North East Regional Communication Officer of the NDC, Mr. Imoro Abdul-Razak also alleged that some Ghana National Service Scheme (NSS) vehicles with registration numbers GV 151-14, GV 144-14 and GV 1718-14 have also been spotted in Tantala in the Yagaba/Kubori constituency offloading registrants.

According to him, the Yagaba/Kubori constituency is the constituency the NSS CEO Mr. Mustapha Yussif is contesting as a parliamentary candidate on the ticket of the NPP.

Mr. Abdul-Razak intimated that another NSS vehicle was also spotted at Mallam Atta with registration number GV 127-14 found to be loading people from Accra to the Yagaba/Kubori constituency.

“It’s quite worrying how state funds are being squandered by appointees of this government. So, far about 5 cars of NSS have been deployed to bus people to YAGABA.

“Evidence are abound on this vehicles, including pictures of the vehicles with their number plates”. He added.

Source: tamaleonline.net | Issifu Mahama Mashood

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