Members of the largest opposition National Democratic Congress in the Wa Central have been accusing the ruling New Patriotic Party of busing people from other constituencies to the Wa Central for the Electoral Commission’s ongoing voter registration exercise.
On Monday July 20, 2020 there was a verbal tussle among members of the two political parties after the NDC folks came across a Hyundai grace vehicle with about 20 people all from Lambussie constituency that were brought in to partake in the registration exercise.
Interacting with the leaders of the group that was allegedly transported to Wa for the registration exercise, Diaka Mohammed says “they told us they are bringing us to come and register, I mean voter registration so that we can come and vote for someone, they haven’t told us who to vote for yet but they said we should come and stay here while they prepare us for the registration”.
He mentioned Hudu as one who facilitated their movement from their constituency to the Wa Central and indicated that they did not pay any transportation fee stressing that they were only told to come and partake and in the exercise and after that they will be transported back to the Lambussie constituency.
“We didn’t pay lorry fare, the man who brought us is called Hudu or something like that and he brought the car, they pick us with one car came and alight us at the station and this car too picked us from the station to this place” he pointed to the Hyundai grace who transported them from the main lorry station to Banungoma a suburb of Wa.
Ghana cards, old voter ID cards as well as health insurance card were confiscated from the people by the NDC’s folks who stormed the scene.
Meanwhile, Ibrahim Abdulai, Youth Organiser of the NDC in the Wa Central speaking to Radio Waa 92.1fm was emphatic that, the NPP parlaimentary candidate Hajjia Humu Awudu was behind the transportation of the people adding that they were hiding them in a room while planning to send them to the registration center before the alarm blew.
However, Moomin Osman who was leading the NPP team that was at the scene in an interview with Radio Waa 92.1fm stated that, the 20 people transported from Lambussie to Wa were coming to attend a funeral at Wa Limanyiri debunking claims that they were in to take part in the ongoing voter registration exercise. He said Hajjia Humu Awudu has no hand in the isssue and there was nothing like registration in their agenda.
The heated confrontation and verbal tussle for about two hours finally led to the 20 being transported back to Lambussie from the spot where they were barged onto by the NDC.