2016 polls will be rigged - Nana Addo

Addressing a gathering in Amsterdam as part of his European tour, Nana Addo said "“All the pieces are in place for a rigged elections."


The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Akufo-Addo has indicated that current conditions in the country attest to the fact that the 2016 elections will be rigged.


RELATED: Hasty review process of voters' register - Nana Addo to ECAddressing a gathering in Amsterdam as part of his European tour, Nana Addo said "“All the pieces are in place for a rigged elections. As Africans, we have witnessed election related violence tear countries apart, we know what we risk should these problems not be resolved".

“Ghana has worked incredibly hard to preserve a democratic character. One administration shouldn’t be allowed to undermine it. And at times, this requires putting the interest of the country above partisan interest,", Nana Addo added.

The flag bearer has therefore urged the global community to step in to ensure that the upcoming elections are conducted in a peaceful manner.

“The hope is that the global community takes notice and urges change before the elections rather than looking back at the 2016 elections; shaking their heads and asking ‘how did this happen’; we are telling you exactly how it’s going to happen,” he said.

The NPP have recently made allegations that Ghana’s current voters’ register is bloated with names of foreign nationals.

The party has since petitioned the EC with information available to them and are demanding a new register.

Ms. Charlotte Osei had earlier on revealed that so far, 30 institutions including 15 political parties, have submitted proposals which are being evaluated on whether or not there would be need for a new voters’ register.

Meanwhile, the Electoral Com­mission (EC) is set to meet the various political parties and key stakeholders next week over the need for a new voter’s register.

This follows the submission of positions of political parties and other groups articulating their views on the issue.


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