Saturday, November 29, 2008

Trainees should not take part in Special Voting – NDC

The Electoral Commission has been urged to desist from allowing service personnel who would not be involved in election duties and trainees from taking part in the Special Voting before the 2008 elections.
     The call was made by Mr. Jonathan Tackie-Komme, the incumbent MP for Odododiodioo and the Parliamentary Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at a rally of the party at the Rawlings Park in Accra.
     He said a call at the Ashiedu Keteke District office of EC on Friday with the Constituency Chairman, Mr. Daniel Okai, the Secretary, Mr. Joseph Otoo and other Executives to demand a copy of the Transfer List for the December 7 elections revealed that 300 trainees of the Immigration Service at the Fire Service Training School at James Town within the area were to take part in the Special Voting.
     He pointed out that the trainees were not yet security personnel to perform Elections Day duties to take part in the Special Voting and said the party would resist and challenge their eligibility to vote in the constituency.
     Mr. Tackie-Komme stated that Elections Day was a holiday and on a Sunday and said the trainees could travel over the weekend to exercise their franchise where they registered.
     He enumerated his achievements, especially in the areas of education and social development as an MP and called on the electorate to return him and to vote for the Presidential Candidate of the NDC, Professor John Evans Atta Mills to form the next government.
     Mr. Festus Bekoe, Constituency Vice Chairman, advised the NDC supporters and members to remain peaceful and tolerant but to be vigilant on the Elections Day to avoid cheating.
     Mr. Walid Laryea, a leading member of the party described the government as a "Failure" and stressed the need for a change in the administration of the country.
     Madam Vivian Ankrah, Greater Accra, Regional Women's Organizer, expressed concern about the infiltration of foreigners in the country's retail trade at the expense of Ghanaians and said a government of the NDC would reverse the trend.
     The Chief Imam of Zongo Lane, Alhaji Jibril called on the people to compare their standard of living now with the previous government to vote wisely

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