Limited Voter Registration: EC in ‘corruption’ bed with NPP to rig 2024 polls – NDC’s Ayariga

The National Democratic Congress is accusing the Electoral Commission of plotting with the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) to rig next year’s polls.

The party is alleging that this has been orchestrated through the ongoing limited voter registration exercise.

The Deputy National Youth Organiser of the party, Osman Ayariga, says the Commission is in bed with the ruling party to do this.

Speaking on TV3‘s New Day on Wednesday, September 13, Mr Ayariga intimated that the EC in connivance the NPP deliberately deployed faulty machines to NDC’s strongholds.

He insisted that this attempt is to suppress votes in the 2024 general elections.

“The Electoral Commission is deliberately assisting the corrupt New Patriotic Party to rig the 2024 election and we will resist it. They can be on the same corruption bed for as long as they want but we in the NDC will not allow them to rig the 2024 elections. That will not happen in this country and they can be assured of that.”

The National Chairman of the party, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, on Tuesday accused the Commission of making the voter registration process difficult at its strongholds.

“We are ready, very ready but we care for the poor registrants who must cater for the costs and constraints of being registered to vote. We currently have our agents and officers in all 268 district offices of the Electoral Commission countrywide and we are keenly and actively monitoring the process,” he said at a press conference.

“We will ensure that the manipulation of the EC and the NPP to rig the process are defeated and defeated soundly.”

The ongoing limited voter registration is targeted to register over 1.3 million persons who have turned 18 years since the last registration exercise in 2020.

The 21-day exercise began on Tuesday, September 12, and is scheduled to end on Monday, October 2.

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