A group calling itself Zongo for Bawumia has called for the arrest of the National Democratic Congress’ General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia.
According to the group recent comments by the NDC scribe about the New Patriotic Party (NPP) running mate for the 2016 polls are unacceptable.
Mr. Nketia last Wednesday alleged that Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, running mate to Nana Akufo-Addo of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), forged documents and presented them to the Electoral Commission as evidence to prove the party’s claim that there were about 76,000 Togolese on Ghana’s electoral roll.
Communications Director of the group, Ibrahim Adjei said their call for the arrest of Mr Nketia is based on the fact that he, and six of his colleagues in the Hohoe constituency, on August 20, 2015, revealed on live radio that in 2012, the NDC ferried Togolese to Ghana to be registered.
“On August 20th 2015 a group of NDC activists engaged the media to communicate how they have been financially resourced by the leadership of the NDC, led by its General Secretary to illegally recruit over 10,000 Togolese citizens to register on the Ghana electoral roll in 2012.”
“The leader of the group, Robert Tetteyfio Adjase, accompanied by other leaders of the group namely Hohoe NDC chairman Harker Brempong, Ketu South chairman Doe Gadekah, Public Relations Officer Robert Kabutey and Victor Bogah stated categorically that the current register is riddled with names of Togolese from Aflao to Nkwanta in the northern Volta and that the over 76,000 Togolese found in the Ghanaian register was just an insignificant number compared to what really is the case,” the group said.
The group has therefore petitioned the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) and other state security agencies to arrest and prosecute Nketia.