September 20, 2020
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Mahama accuses Akufo-Addo of discriminatory use of military in voter registration

The flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr John Dramani Mahama says the use of military and “party thugs” to stop people from exercising their right to register and vote in the upcoming December elections “is dangerous and unacceptable.”

According to him, there have been many reports and video evidence of the President’s deployment and discriminatory use of soldiers to target “our brothers and sisters in the Volta Region and wherever there are settlements of Voltarians and non-Akans.”

Mr Mahama in a Facebook post said “The road President Akufo-Addo is taking our beautiful country through, using the military and party thugs to stop people from exercising their right to register and vote in the upcoming December elections, is dangerous and unacceptable.”

He added “Executive power must not be used to foment ethnic discrimination and abuse as is happening under Nana Akufo-Addo. These calculated acts of “dehumanisation, disenfranchising Ghanaians and stripping them of their citizenship” must end. They will surely never happen under a new NDC administration because we will foster a spirit of peace and unity in our nation.”

Below is what Mr Mahama posted on Facebook

This is not the Ghana our forebears toiled for and built! Each and every successive President left a peaceful, stable and united country.

The road President Akufo-Addo is taking our beautiful country through, using the military and party thugs to stop people from exercising their right to register and vote in the upcoming December elections, is dangerous and unacceptable.

There have been many reports and video evidence, like the one in this post, of the President’s deployment and discriminatory use of soldiers to target our brothers and sisters in the Volta Region and wherever there are settlements of Voltarians and non-Akans.

Executive power must not be used to foment ethnic discrimination and abuse as is happening under Nana Akufo-Addo. These calculated acts of “dehumanisation, disenfranchising Ghanaians and stripping them of their citizenship” must end. They will surely never happen under a new NDC administration because we will foster a spirit of peace and unity in our nation.

As Commander-in-Chief, I will not use our military in such a partisan manner to terrorise our own people, and in matters that are purely civil and dwell in the very heart of our constitutional democracy.

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Source: Politics