NO GHANAIAN IS BEING HARASSED IN THE VOLTA REGION; NDC IS SENDING FALSE ALARM

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NO GHANAIAN IS BEING HARASSED IN THE VOLTA REGION; NDC IS SENDING FALSE ALARM

The real reasons behind the NDC fighting tooth and nail against the new register are not far-fetched.

First of all, it flitted to them that a new register would weed out some of the ECOWAS members stationed comfortably in our register. That gave rise to the effusive rants of Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah in that leaked audio.

While doing that, they thought it would be possible to restock them in our register if even a new register is done. They didn’t fancy going to court at the time because they had an alternative medicine.

Then, the coronavirus pandemic hit us cold in the face. They were still hopeful that it would not take long before the pandemic and its attendant effects would be defeated so they stayed away from the court.

When the restrictions came into force with the closure of the borders featuring prominently in them, they became alarmed. The postponement of the lifting of the restrictions on the borders further gave them palpitations.

When restrictions on movements were lifted without extending same to the borders, it became apparently clear to them that they were in danger. They began trembling.

As if jolted by an electrical shock, they went to the Supreme Court with reliefs not well-reasoned like Mahama would want us to swallow.

They have lost the case at the Supreme Court. At their wits’ end, they have resorted to unconventional strategies to redeem some of their lost numbers from outside the country.

Military personnel deployed along our border towns are neither harassing the people nor tormenting them, yet these people are creating such an impression.

They are calling President Akufo-Addo despotic, xenophobic, fascist and tribalist simple because the presence of these well built men and women in green is preventing them from transporting non-Ghanaians from Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire to come to register in Ghana.

If they would use such abhorrent expressions to describe the President because he seeks to safeguard Ghanaians from foreign infiltrators, it’s all good because well-meaning Ghanaians know that Mr. President is protecting us.

Their ‘lender of last resort’ is to sediment into the media space that Voltarians are being molested and harassed when that is far from the truth. Ghanaians and only Ghanaians irrespective of tribe or religion living in Ghana now shall be registered by the Electoral Commission.

P.K. Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place.

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