The flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Akufo-Addo has insisted the party has hardcore evidence to prove that the current voters’ register is “flawed.”
He said the Electoral Commission must heed the main opposition party’s call for a new register ahead of the 2016 elections to ensure a “peaceful” exercise.
“The Convention People’s Party (CPP) and the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) and some some religious organizations have also raised concerns for a credible register,” the three-time presidential candidate of the Danquah-Busia-Dombo tradition said at a press conference.
“The NPP is not the only political party that has raised issues with the voters’ register. We are here because we care deeply for our democracy… the paramount concern of NPP politics is to ensure a peaceful Ghana.”
He added: “The evidence we’ve gathered so far from the current biometric register shows the register is flawed.”
According to the NPP: “Our investigative team obtained the Togo voters register which was publicly displayed prior to the 2015 Togolese elections. Using facial biometric recognition technology, the system has found 76,286 potential matches of the same people, with the same names and faces on the Ghanaian as well as Togolese voters registers; some 2000 of which we present in the power point presentation.
“I should note that so far, we have only completed less than 10% of the work on the Togolese register and we will begin work on comparing the Ivorian register with Ghana’s shortly and follow that with the Burkina Faso register. Even though our investigations are on-going, we are presenting our initial results because time is of the essence in this matter of a new electoral register. The EC, as we speak, is in the process of taking a decision on the issue and we have to make an input into this process at the earliest opportunity”.