The former Member of Parliament for the Jomoro constituency in the Western region, Samia Nkrumah has alleged that over 7,000 people, including Ivorians registered in her constituency in the just ended limited voter registration.
In an interview with Citi FM, the former CPP chairperson noted that their party’s agents informed the executives of the presence of non-Ghanaians during the voter registration exercise. “…Whenever our polling agents called us, we went to see what was happening and indeed we did see a big number of non-Ghanaians.”
“… there are some Ivorians as well who should not be voting in the district of Jomoro because what is the point of demarcating our country into different districts if we can see an influx … like when you see hundreds of people coming in on buses,” she fumed.
According to Samia the average number that registered daily in their strongholds was close to 100, which was significantly higher than other places with similar population which recorded an average of 15-20 persons registering a day.
She also bemoaned the fact such unfairness and development might set the tone for an election that will be unfair to the people of Jomoro since they will be outnumbered by outsiders.