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NDC Secretary Arrested For Registering Minors In Limited Registration Exercise



Opposition Party Secretary Arrested for Allegedly Registering Underage Voters

In a recent development in Mpohor Constituency of the Western Region, Bernard Afful, the Constituency Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has been apprehended by the police for his purported involvement in registering underage individuals during the ongoing voter registration exercise.

Afful’s arrest was part of a coordinated effort by law enforcement authorities, who also detained Rojer Miller, aged 33, proprietor of Voice of Christ Preparatory School in Mpohor. It is alleged that Miller aided Afful in facilitating the registration of minors below the constitutionally mandated age of 18.

Police received intelligence indicating that Miller had taken his 16-year-old son, Gildolf Andoh, along with other minors, to register for the voter ID cards. Furthermore, it was discovered that after registering the minors, Miller retained their voter ID cards, indicating a deliberate attempt to manipulate the registration process.

Upon raiding Miller’s premises, law enforcement officers discovered five voter ID cards belonging to students of Voice of Christ Preparatory School. These individuals were identified as Gildolf Andoh, Christabel Obeng Damoah, Christiana Assan, Spend Love Nana Boah, and Edward Ntiakoh. Afful and Miller admitted during interrogation to orchestrating the registration of these minors.

Both suspects have been detained to facilitate further investigations, while efforts are underway to summon the five students and obtain their birth certificates to verify their ages. The case has been brought before the court for prosecution.

Of particular concern is the revelation that all five minors registered using the guarantor system, casting doubt on the efficacy of this mechanism. This development has sparked debate regarding the integrity of the voter registration process and the need for stricter measures to prevent fraudulent registrations.

The incident underscores the importance of upholding electoral regulations and ensuring the integrity of the democratic process. It serves as a reminder of the vigilance required to safeguard against electoral malpractice and preserve the sanctity of the electoral system. Authorities continue to investigate the matter to ensure that those responsible are held accountable for their actions.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com


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