Former President of Ghana, Leader and Flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress, John Dramani Mahama has revealed reasons why the NDC decided to transport persons to a voter registration center at Banda before they were subsequently turned away.
According to the Former President, the persons who were being transported to a Registration Center before the military turned them away were all Ewes who have settlements around the River Black Volta and lived in the area for decades.
Speaking at Kete Krachi in the Oti Region to Eric Ahianyo in an interview on Woezor TV which was monitored by GhanaVanguard.com; the NDC Flagbearer revealed that the persons who were transported are not up to the number that the Electoral Commission needs in order to put a ballot box at where they were transported from.
This John Mahama said is the reason why the NDC had arranged for a transportation for them as the distance from their villages to the registration center is long.
The long distance they would have been forced to walk before accessing the registration center could discourage some of them from going to register for the Voter ID card, John Mahama added.
However, things could not go on well for the transport beneficiaries as they were all turned back by some military personnel in the area after they were labelled as Ivorians and not Ghanaians.
This; the Former President Mahama described as unfortunate and further accused the Defense Minister, Hon. Dominic Nitiwul who said transportation of persons to registration centers are not to be done of having no knowledge about the situation at Banda.
Watch the interview excerpt;