Former President John Mahama has announced the suspension of his campaign in the Bono region over the reported irregularities in the ongoing voter’s exhibition exercise.
According to the NDC flagbearer, the party does not have confidence in the voter’s register and doubts the December polls will be credible.
“There is so much wrong going on, the incompetence of this electoral commission is legendary. We have had so many elections in this country but never have we had one that the processes appear so chaotic and confused like this one.
“There is too much anarchy and disorder, we are not sure we can have a credible register, we are not sure we can have a free and fair election. I am cutting short my tour of the Bono Region to return to Accra because of the increasing reports of challenges with the voter register and the exhibition process. We’ll address a major press conference on the issues in due course,” Mr Mahama said at a rally in the Sunyani East Constituency.
He stressed: “We are not comfortable with the processes leading to the elections. We want election observers in this country long in advance to supervise the elections”.
The claims come after some members of the Minority in Parliament including leader Haruna Iddrisu and Ashaiman lawmaker that scores of names of voters cannot be found in the register in their constituencies.
“Now in the Tamale South Constituency specifically, I have observed in the Bamvum Presby area were 769 registered voters were recorded, we are seeing an exhibition of 555 voters.
“A reduction of about 200, there are missing voters on the register,” the Minority leader told Accra-based Joy FM.