NPP meets UK officials over voters’ register

Mr. Agyepong (right) in a discussion with Ms Greening

Mr. Agyepong (right) in a discussion with Ms Greening

The General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party, Kwabena Agyei Agyepong has held separate meetings with Justine Greening, Member of Parliament (MP) and Secretary of State for International Development and Geoffrey Clinfton–Brown (MP) and the outgoing Chairman of the Conservative Party’s International Office.

The meetings deliberated on the need for the United Kingdom to support Ghana’s electoral reforms and the NPP’s call for a new voters’ register.

The NPP has alleged that the current voters’ register is bloated and therefore not credible.

Mr. Agyepong, during the deliberations, stressed that his party has allegedly uncovered various discrepancies such as double registration, registration of minors and the inclusion of foreigners.

He noted that the evidence adduced by the NPP which had been provided to the Electoral Commission of Ghana was compelling and of monumental proportions.

He also called on the international community to help enhance the country’s democracy by ensuring that the 2016 general elections were conducted in a free, fair and credible manner in the essence of protecting the true and valid will of the people.

The two top government officials, on their part, thanked the General Secretary of the NPP for his visit and assured him of their continued support towards the progress of democracy in Ghana.

They said that the partnership that has existed between the two countries has proved useful among them, and therefore looking forward to deepen their relationship for the benefit of both countries.

The meetings took place on the sidelines of the Conservative Party’s conference, currently going on in Manchester, UK. —

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