- The Majority Leader of Parliament is alleging that two NDC MPs have gone undercover to register for the Ghana Card
- The NPP MP says he will disclose the identities of the two NDC MPs when pressure mounts on him
The Majority Leader of Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, has disclosed that two National Democratic Congress (NDC), MPs have secretly registered for the Ghana Card despite the position taken by the leadership of the party.
According to the Majority Leader, the two NDC MPs secretly begged officials of the National Identification Authority (NIA), not to disclose their identities after going through their registration.
Speaking in an interview with Starr FM, the Majority Leader said the two MPs are different from earlier top NDC members whose photos got leaked on various social media platforms after carrying out similar exercise.
“Even when they are making that passionate appeal, some of them have gone ahead and registered. Last Friday when I went there to do my own, there were two of them with me. I won’t mention their names because they themselves had indicated to the officers that they shouldn’t unveil their identities which explains why they didn’t do it at where the people were doing it near the chamber," the Majority Leader said.
Mr Kyei Mensah-Bonsu explained that though he was not in hurry to put out the names of the two MPs, he will only do so when the push comes to shove.
The Minority MPs have argued that using passports and birth certificates alone as proof of identity for the acquisition of the Ghana Card will de-nationalise many Ghanaians, since scores in the rural areas of the country do not have either of the requirement.
The MPs have also refused to register for the cards and have called on their members nationwide to boycott the national registration exercise.
However, former President John Kufuor has backed calls by the leadership of the NDC, arguing that the Voter’s ID card must be added to the requirements for the Ghana Card.
Meanwhile, former NDC leader, John Dramani Mahama has warned that his party will resist any ‘illogical’ mode by the governing NPP to carry out the registration exercise.
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