Six presidential aspirants seeking to lead the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the next general election have petitioned the party over the credibility of the company tasked to print the ballot papers for the upcoming primaries.
The six aspirants Alban SK Bagbin, Nurideen Al, Sylvester Mensah, Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, Goosie Tanoh and Joshua Alabi .
They all say the credibility of the voters' register is questionable because it comes without photographs of delegates.
Myjoyonline.com reports that in a joint statement, the aspirants said a more credible company like the Assembly Press should have been given job to print the ballot papers.
They said this would have ensured that some of the irregularities that rocked the party's national executive election held in November 2018 will not recur.
Their statement read: “We are also deeply concerned about the apparent decision to award the contract for the printing of the ballots to the same company that printed ballots for the November NEC elections.
As you are no doubt aware, several contestants and observers of those elections have described significant irregularities with the ballot papers.
“These include the incorrect rendering of aspirants' names, mismatching of pictures and names and presence of duplicate ballot papers (i.e. with the same supposedly “unique” serial number).
All of these irregularities have been cited in a discourse that calls the legitimacy of the outcome of some of the NEC elections in question."
Meanwhile, actor John Dumelo has sent a message of caution to politicians and their followers about victimising celebrities they do not share political party sympathies with.
According to him, Ghana practises democracy and therefore celebrities who do not support a party's ideology and beliefs should not be victimised.
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