President of the republic of Ghana, H.E Nana Addo Akufo-Addo addressing the Nation on the compilation of new voter’s register said, the 7th December elections must be a Ghanaian elections not Western Africa elections urging the need for foreigners to be prevented from getting their way into Ghana’s voters’ album.
He also called on eligible Ghanaians to go out tomorrow and register irrespective of the political colour in order to give citizens of Ghana the right to choose the next president.
Meanwhile, the president touching on the brouhaha surrounding the current deployment of military to the various borders that the NDC is seriously protesting against, he noted that the uniform men and women are sent to the borders to strengthen security at the borders to prevent terrorist attack as neighbouring Burkina Faso recently had some attacks.
“Deployment of soldiers in areas along our borders have been regular and residents leaving in border towns will bare testimony to this. Again in the fight against COVID-19 I took the decision on Saturday 25th of March, 2020 to close all our borders by land, air and sea, to ensure substantial compliance to this directive and to assist personnel of the immigration service, our Eastern, Western and Northern borders were shot up by some personnel from the military. In total 207 soldiers have been deployed along the borders of the Upper East region. 110 soldiers in the Northern region, 102 in the North-East region, 98 in the volta region, 72 in the Oti region, 69 in the Upper West Region, 64 in Bono region, 21 in Savannah region and 14 in the Western region”
He reintrated that the deployments are not in any way to intimidate or cause panic among residents or prevent citizens of Ghana from registering in the EC’s voter’s registration exercise.
“Let me state without any form of equivocation that these deployments are not in any intended to prevent from registering to vote in December, they are there for their express purpose which is to guard our borders, that is the limit of their remit and they will not be permitted to serve beyond that remit” Prez Nana Addo added.
Meanwhile the NDC’s minority in parliament are calling for the immediate recalling of the military to the barracks from the deployment centres especially those at Ketu South as the party believes that the government want to use the military to put fair on people living around these areas believed to be NDC’s strong holds.