Upper West: NPP flies in sums of money, thumb printed ballots to buy votes and rig elections – NDC

The National Democratic Congress(NDC) in the Upper West Region has alleged that the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has flown into the region “boxes and bags of items suspected to be huge sums of money and already thumb printed ballot papers” to buy votes and rig in the upcoming polls.

In a press statement issued today, December 4, 2020 and signed by the NDC Regional Communications Officer, Mr. Puo-Ire Prosper, the party has buttressed that it has noted recently certain “unsual movement of aircrafts in and out of the Region yesterday 3rd December, 2020”.

The party has, as a result, called on electorates to reject the foul plays underpinning the NPP desperation to clinge onto power” in the 2020 general elections.

“We wish to first bring to the notice of the general public that, the none performance of this corruption riddled government underpins their desperation to clinge on to power by every foul means within their reach”, the statement said.

It further entreated electorates in the region “to be wary of the NPP vote buying tendencies and never to allow themselves to be influenced by the ill gotten wealth that, the NPP intends to spread ahead of the election”.

Meanwhile, the party has appealed to Ghanaians to vote for Former President John Dramani Mahama and all the eleven NDC Parliamentary Candidates in the Upper West region for a dignified livelihood, jobs and prosperity for all.

The party has however cautioned the NPP “against any tendency to attempt manipulating the election process in any part of the region with any stuffed ballot box, as such moves will be met with the strongest resistance as we are boldly enjoined to do by our patriotic national anthem”.

Read the press statement below:

*NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS**UPPER WEST REGIONAL COMMUNICATION SECRETARIAT**For immediate release….**4th December, 2020*ELECTION MALPRACTICE AND VOTE BUYING ALERT – NDC UW WILL RESIST EVERY ATTEMPT BY THE NPP TO RIG THE 2020 GENERAL ELECTIONS.The NDC Upper West Region, has noted with deep concerns, the unusual movement of aircrafts in and out of the Region yesterday 3rd December,2020. Our intelligence gathered points to the fact that, the aircrafts arrived with several bags and boxes of items suspected to be huge sums of money and already thumb printed ballot papers.We have observed that, these items were conveyed from the Wa airport to the Upland hotel in vehicles that are known to be properties and official vehicles of NPP assigns in the region.We wish to first bring to the notice of the general public that, the none performance of this corruption riddled government underpins their desperation to clinge on to power by every foul means within their reach.We are appealing to the electorate within the region to be wary of their vote buying tendencies and never to allow themselves to be influenced by the ill gotten wealth that, the NPP intends to spread ahead of the election. We encourage the electorate within the region to demonstrate their revulsion towards the corrupt Akufo Addo’s regime by voting massively against the NPP in protest of four years of the overt neglect of the region and four years of living under extreme poverty, fear, misery, pain and penury. We are by this notice alerting them of the sea of looted states resources that the NPP is splashing around to lure them into forgetting all the unbridled looting and state capture that occurred under this draconian government. We wish to state that, we trust the sense of good judgement of the electorate and we are reposing confidence in them to vote His Excellency John Dramani Mahama and all the eleven NDC Parliamentary Candidates in the region to guarantee a dignified livelihood, jobs and prosperity for all. The NDC wish to however caution the NPP against any tendency to attempt manipulating the election process in any part of the region with any stuffed ballot box, as such moves will be met with the strongest resistance as we are boldly enjoined to do by our patriotic national anthem.Without any equivocation, we want to serve the NPP notice that, our election taskforce is monitoring every step of this election with military vigilance and under no circumstance shall we allow the subversion of the sovereign will of the people. We call on all security personnel who will be discharging various security roles in every step of the election, to do so with all the fairness and professionalism within their reach.We encourage our vast support base to be law abiding and eschew every tendency that will provoke violence and disrupt the success of this election. The NDC however encourage our supporters and sympathisers to be firm, vigilant and fearless. We endear them to uphold their inalienable right to self defense when their lives are threatened.Thank you….Signed…*Comrade Puo-Ire* *Prosper**(RCO)*

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Araphat Dimah

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