Parliamentary Candidate of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) for the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Constituency in the Western Region, Eric Seedorf Asiedu Sempeh, has described the ongoing voter registration exercise as “needless, waste of time and resources”.
Speaking in a recent interview with Ghananewsonline.com.gh Seedorf Asiedu Sempeh fumed that the electoral commission is just being negligent at the expense of the ordinary Ghanaian by exposing them to the Covid-19 Pandemic.
He questioned the essence of a new voter register after recounting the words of the Vice President which suggest that the National Identification Card would be the most important card ever a Ghanaian would need to transact any business and partake in any exercise in the country.
“The old voter register which is being trashed out today was the same booklet which gave somebody over one million victory to become President, the same booklet has helped him to fulfill his promise of creating new regions in the country through referendum, and so should this current Assembly Members elections be declared as null and void because the voter register is a West Africa register as stated by the president?”.
Seedorf Asiedu Sempeh – an investment advisor and a manager of a local radio station in the region blamed the current surge in positive coronavirus cases in the country to the negligence of the electoral commission because according to him, most registration centers are not observing the safety protocols laid down by the World Health Organisation (WHO), especially the social distancing protocols. He alleged that the exercise is just a process to reward some pay masters.
The two times Parliamentary Candidate of the PPP appealed to people who are eligible to vote come December 2020 in the Tarkwa-Nsuaem constituency and Ghana as a whole to try and change their pattern of voting, stating that Ghana can never be developed with the kind of politics the NPP and the NDC are practice when they come to power. It is time we change our ideology as a people to meet the kind of development we desire, he stated.
He lamented the state of his constituency, claiming that the Constituency has been completely neglected, the road network is in very bad shape, infrastructure is nothing to talk about. He wondered what successive members of Parliament for the area have been doing with their share of the District Assemblies Common Funds and the role they play at the Assembly. He promised to Change the trend when he wins the seat.
“Let us change the trend, let’s bring PPP and I will make sure challenges facing Tarkwa-Nsuaem which include bad Roads, lack of School infrastructure and poor health facilities and the overall development of Tarkwa-Nsuaem will be a thing of the past,” Seedorf Asiedu Sempeh stated.
By William Dei-Gyau