Free And Fair Elections Mahama Calls For New Voter’s Register In Togo

President John Mahama has called for a new voters register in Togo due to calls by the opposition parties over the credibility of the register.

  • Published:
President John Mahama and Faure Gnassingbe of Togo play

President John Mahama and Faure Gnassingbe of Togo

President John Mahama with some officials of Togo play

President John Mahama with some officials of Togo

24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Ghana’s President and Chairman of Ecowas, John Mahama, has helped resolve a threatening political dispute in Togo by endorsing a decision to postpone the election originally scheduled for April 15 to May 25, 2015.

His intervention was in response to calls from Togo’s opposition parties over the credibility of the voters register which they alleged is bloated.

President Mahama urged the Togolese authorities to agree to an independent audit of the voters register of Togo, arguing that it was important Togo goes into the election with a register which enjoys the confidence of all parties.

Opposition parties in Togo have some time now questioned the credibility of the country’s voter’s register.

They said they suspected the grounds were being laid for President Faure Gnassingbe to win the elections through a questionable voters register and called for a review of the register to ensure confidence in the process.

On Tuesday, members of the opposition parties paid a courtesy call on Ghana’s former President, J.J Rawlings.

The former President in a meeting with the leadership of Togo’s National Alliance for Change Party (ANC) said as a Ghanaian he was naturally interested in developments in Togo.

An official statement said he counseled the leadership of The National Alliance for Change (ANC) to consult ECOWAS Chairman, President John Dramani Mahama to pass on all their concerns.

The Togolese delegation was led by Jean-Pierre Fabre, the party’s president, Mr. Latevi Georges Lawson, Special Advisor and Octave Koffi Anthony, a cabinet member.

Former President Rawlings said they would also prompt President Mahama to look into the matter but stressed the need for the concerned Togolese parties to channel their grievances to the ECOWAS leadership.

Former President of the ECOWAS Commission, Ambassador Victor Gbeho who was at the meeting said he was happy that the Togolese opposition was using peaceful channels to express their concerns.

Source: Office of the President

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Fraud Three Ghanaians arrested over £5million romance fraudbullet
2 Ghana Armed Forces GAF announces date for 2017/18 recruitment screeningbullet
3 Adult Content We will continue showing porn on TV - Ice TVbullet
4 Freemasonry Here are prominent Ghanaians who are also freemasonsbullet
5 Volta Region FDA says Kpando residents knew consuming Pufferfish...bullet
6 Ghana Police Service IGP reshuffles top officersbullet
7 Sex Workers Chinese prostitutes invade Wassa Akropong;...bullet
8 National Service New allowance will be paid after 2017...bullet
9 James Kwegyir Aggrey Who is the face on Ghana's new 5...bullet
10 Assault OccupyGhana demands justice for lady stripped...bullet

Top Videos

1 Video Four suspects arrested for Captain Mahama's deathbullet
2 WATCH Kennedy Agyapong dances wildly to hip hop song in hilarious videobullet
3 Watch Video I lick my wife before going to preach - Kumchacha confessesbullet
4 Prophecy Hundreds will die in floods in 2017 – Prophet revealsbullet

News