Ghana Card registration is grand scheme to rig 2020 elections – NDC claims


The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has alleged that the ongoing Ghana Card registration is part of a grand scheme by the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) to rig the 2020 elections.

The opposition party said at a presser Wednesday that its members are being sidelined in the registration process to acquire the national identification card.

Deputy General Secretary of the NDC, Peter Otokunor, who addressed the press conference said a recent arrest of National Identification Authority (NIA) officers caught registering persons at a private residence and pass the approved hours for the exercise is evidence that the process is fraught with fraud and irregularities.

The irregularities, Mr Otokunor said, is proof that “the NPP intends to use the acquisition of the Ghana Card as one of its methods towards manipulating and rigging the 2020 elections.”

He alleged further that in areas such as Akweteyman, Abbosey Okai, Mataheko, where the registration is currently ongoing, NPP officials disguised as NIA personnel deliberately work to frustrate members of the NDC from acquiring the Ghana Card.

“In some cases, applicants are made to fill the form and are asked to come three days later for their biometrics to be taken. Who does this?” he quizzed.