The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Volta Region, has rejected claims by the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), that it is bringing in Togolese nationals to register in the ongoing limited voter registration exercise.
The Volta Regional Chairman of the NPP, John Peter Amewu, had accused government of diverting state resources to Togo ahead the November polls.
He said roads had been tarred and electricity connected in some Togo villages in an attempt to hoodwink the people there to come and register to be eligible to vote for the NDC in November.
But the Volta Regional Youth Organizer of the NDC, Egypt Kobla Kudoto, has stressed that the party is not involved in any illegal scheme.
He told Accra-based Citi FM that the NDC was only encouraging family members of Volta Region residents who lived in Togo to come back home and have their names captured on the Electoral Commission’s database.
“We don’t have Togolese coming to register in Ghana. We have our people, brothers and sisters, cousins and relations who reside in Togo and therefore the time has come for them to come home and have their names in the register of Ghana because they are Ghanaians based in Togo,” he said.
Mr Kudoto added that there were about one million Ghanaians living in neighbouring West African countries and that it was important to ensure that they were not disenfranchised ahead of the polls.