…But Obuobia Darko-Opoku Calls For Vigilant
By Alfred K Dogbey
Impeccable information gathered by The Herald indicates that, some individuals believed to be agents of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), are said to be disrupting the on-going national supplementary voter registration exercise in some registration centres in the Weija/ Gbawe Constituency of the Greater Accra.
According to The Herald‘s information, the unscrupulous individuals, have been going round the registration centres and secretly taking names, phone numbers and other particulars of people, who have come to register, shortly after they have been successfully registered.
Mr. Gabriel Ajavon, Registration Officer at Mallam, who confirmed the unlawful incident to The Herald said, before his attention could be drawn on the incident, the people had taken to their heels.
The incident, the EC official admitted is distracting their exercise, but said as to what such details would be used for by the people behind, could not establish.
Even though no arrest has been made, Mr. Ajavon warned that any individual caught engaged in such unlawful activity, would be dealt with by the security personnel and the law ruthlessly.
The Herald gathered this when the National Democratic Congress (NDC) 2012 parliamentary hopeful for Weija/Gbawe, has gone on the field and vigorously toured the centres to monitor the exercise.
Madam Obuobia Darko-Opoku, who spent time at every single registration center she visited over the weekend, encouraged the Constituents to come out and register, since a “single vote can make a difference” in choosing a good leader in addressing their problems.
Moving round with the popular message “your vote is your power, come and register”, the tour took her to registration centres at New-Weija (SCC), Oblogo, Weija, Gbawe Presby Church, Mallam and Emmanuel Methodist Church at North and other areas as part of the monitoring exercise.
Whiles, optimistic that the exercise would go on smoothly, Madam Obuobia challenged the NDC polling agents to be vigilant and be bold throughout the duration of the exercise.
The agents, who were inspired by the presence and motivation offered by Madam Obuobia, disclosed to her that “turn up has been encouraging”.
According to them, they have recorded somehow high turnout since the start of the exercise, without any violent incident or machine breakdown, like has been reported in some parts of the country.
But Ms Obuobia, charged the NDC agents to be bold and vigilant in ensuring that the watchdog role which the party had assigned them to play would be delivered.
She told the media after the tour in an interview that she was overwhelmed by the turn out and how the exercise has been “going on smoothly”, despite the minor incidents that have been registered.