The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has accused the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) of plotting to cause mayhem in the Volta Region ahead of next month’s general election.
The NDC claimed the biggest opposition party has planned to prevent Ghanaians living in Togo from crossing the border to vote on December 7.
The Deputy General Secretary of the NDC, Koku Anyidoho announced at a news conference in Ho on Tuesday.
“The NPP is planning to engage in the most “extreme form of animalism” to put fear in our brothers and sisters in Togo from coming home to vote, “but we will not sit down and look on unconcerned if they push us to the wall”.
He produced a document entitled, ‘Bridging the Volta NPP gap’, which he said was leaked to the NDC by some members of the NPP who were horrified by the terror plans the NPP was set to unleash in the region.
As part of the plan, Mr. Anyidoho said that the NPP was going to lobby chiefs to beat drums (gong-gong) at dawn to warn their subjects to vote party for the NPP if they want to avoid disaster in the region.
“They also intend to bribe some radio presenters to drum home similar messages to scare residents of the region from turning up at the polling stations on election day,” Mr. Anyidoho added.
The NDC Deputy General Secretary said the people of the Volta Region had never hated the NPP or any political party, “but we respect people who respect us and not people who insult us”.
He urged NDC supporters to remain calm, even in the face of provocation and turn up in their numbers to vote.
Earlier, Henry Ametefee, Volta Regional Organiser of the NDC, said that despite the hate campaign by the NPP against the people of the Volta Region, “we will not go on the offensive”.
He said nothing would stop the NDC from ensuring that its supporters everywhere in the world, whose names were on the voters’ register come home to vote.
“No Ghanaian is a better citizen than the other, so no Ghanaian can stop the other from voting on the basis of geographical location,” said Mr. Ametefee.
From Alberto Mario Noretti, Ho