The largest opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) has lambasted President Akufo Addo for his hypocrisy and dishonesty for claiming that he’s unaware of intimidation by any group of people at voters registration centres across the country.
The President while addressing Islamic worshipers in Kumasi Central Mosque on Friday 31st July 2020 after afternoon Juma Muslim prayers as part of the Eid-ul-Adha festivities said “One thing that excites me most is that the registration exercise in Ashanti region and other areas has been very peaceful.”
He added: “I haven’t heard of any person being denied the opportunity to register on grounds that you are not this… every person has the right to go and register.
“What I have heard is that the exercise is going on smoothly in Asawase and Asokore-Mampong, we thank God for that. That is the most important thing to us all to leave in unity and peace.”
But NDC Communications Officer Sammy Gyamfi at a press conference on Tuesday during which the party lamented the discrimination and intimidation against applicants on the basis of their Ewe ethnicity, slammed President Akufo Addo for failing to take action on the incidents.
“Despite the fact that some of the shameful incidents have been widely reported in the traditional and social media space, President Akufo Addo who is the sponsor, promoter and ultimate beneficiary of the ongoing electoral ethnocentrism and tribal bigotry has failed to take any action to nib these disturbing acts in the bud.
“We in the NDC are not surprised by the posturing of President Akufo Addo towards this rather worrying trend because this has always been his plan. This is why he has chosen to see nor hear evil about any infamy or injustice to the Ghanaian people once it advances his electoral fortunes.”