There’s no joint security operation in Volta to seize voter’s ID cards from residents – Volta NPP Chairman

Makafui Woanyah
Makafui Woanyah

Earlier there was a report circulating on social media which suggest that, a joint team of Military, Police and Immigration Officers were deployed to the Ghana-Togo Boarder Town to forcefully seize voter’s Identification card from some residents in the area.

According to the information, the activity was an illegal operation sanctioned by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo’s government to forcibly seize voter ID cards from residents in Aflao urban and Aflao rural.

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The exercise was alleged to be carried out in the following areas but not limited to Fihokope, Duta, Demadikope, Dzatakope, Gakli Zongo, Ahiataƒukope, Avenu, Huime Agbawoeme, Akporkploe, Gbakákope Ketékope, Zuukope, Anoenu, Daɖedzi. Aveyiborme, Wute Lente, Yame, Agbogbome and Aveshime arrears including all the border communities.

In responding to the news, the Volta Regional Secretariat of the New Patriotic Party in a statement issued by its regional chairman Makafui Woanyah said, there is no presence of such joint security operations in the Volta Region.

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According to them, the news making rounds on social media is one of the agenda the National Democratic Congress is projecting to discredit President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s government.

The party is therefore calling on the general public to ignore the said information.

Read the full statement below.

The attention of the Volta Regional Secretariat of NPP has been drawn to an information making rounds to the effect that, the Akufo Addo led Administration has sanctioned a joint security operation to forcibly seize Voters ID cards from residents of Aflao and other communities tonight and tomorrow.

I’m unaware of any intimidation and attack at voter’s registration centres – Akufo-Addo

Even as we want to treat the nonsensical information with the contempt it deserves, we wish to state categorically that our checks have revealed this information is not true, but only a cheap opposition propaganda, or a figment of some people’s imagination being orchestrated and spread by a desperate opposition to create unnecessary fear and panic amongst our people and cause disaffection for the government and also to portray the security Services in a poor light.

We wish to condemn this trend of Politics which has the potential to undermine the security and stability of our Country, particularly the peace and security of the border communities.

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We are by this release calling on the general public to disregard this information and stay calm but vigilant and look out for elements who might want to take advantage of the situation to foment trouble and report same to the security agencies.

We must also send a clear and stern warning to those opposition elements and registration Contractors that, our functionaries and the Security agencies will neither relent nor yield to threats in the legitimate exercise of their duties to ensure the safety of law abiding citizens and smooth completion of the ongoing Voter Registration Exercise, particularly in the Volta Region.

Signed
Makafui Woanyah
Regional Chairman

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