Mr Dominic Nitiwul, Minister of Defense has reacted to allegations from the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) over accusations of voter suppression in some areas of the country.
Speaking to media, Monitored by Talksafrica.com Mr Nitiwul stated that, the government is not preventing voters in Banda in the Bono region of Ghana from registering.
He said the process is ongoing successfully across the country and voters are not suppressed at the various registration centres.
Mr Nitiwul, arguing out the relevance of the military personnel at the registration centres noted that the government was not going to prevent military personnel to embark on their duty since it is their job to ensure peace at flashpoints.
‘We want to maintain peace in the country and see a successful registration process, we are not suppressing any voter under any circumstances’
His rage was in response to the allegations made by the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress, Johnson Asiedu Nketsiah that, the government deliberately sent military personnel to Banda in the Bono Region to intimidate citizens and prevent them from registering since Banda is predominantly a National Democratic Congress town.
He also called out the former president of the Republic of Ghana John Dramani Mahama for deliberately misleading Ghanaians and asked him to provide evidence of intimidation anywhere in the country if there is.
With respect to the accusation made by Johnson Asiedu Nketsiah, the Ghana Armed Forces have also responded swiftly to that effect.According to them, the deployment of Soldiers was because both political parties including the New Patriotic Party and the National Democratic Congress were busing people to the registration centres which led to an altercation that led to the death of one person.
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