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Voter register: Minority Chief Whip alleges busing of SHS students to registration Centres

The outspoken Member of Parliament for Asawase and Minority Chief Whip, Mohammed-Muntaka Mubarak has alleged that two Gold Track Senior High Students are been bussed to registration centres in the Asawase constituency to register in the ongoing voter registration exercise in the Ashanti region

In a letter dated 8th July 2020, written to the Ghana Education Service (GES), and sighted by the MP alleges two separate incidences of students being bused to registration centres to register even though they are not indigenes from the constituency.

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The legislator stated in the letter that, about thirty students of the Asanteman Senior High School were bused to two polling centres at Asabi-a suburb of the Asokore Manpong Municipal in the Asawase Constituency.


In the letter Hon. Muntaka also alleged that some students of the Osei Kyeretwei Secondary School at Parkuso, some of which are minors, were bused to some registration centres to register even though they do not reside in the area.

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“They were identified as not living, residing or hailing from any of the Asokore Manpong Municipal (Asawase Constituency) towns or communities and for that matter the Asawase Constituency.” He added in the letter.

According to Muntaka the students accused one Mr Bismark Fordjour affectionately called Anadwo of busing them to the registration centre.

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“further checks also revealed that Bismark Fordjour is a tutor at the Asanteman Senior High School.” The MP alleges.

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The legislator further alleges that the action of students and teachers in this regard contravenes the Representation of People Law 1993 PNDCL 824.



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