General News of Thursday, 28 April 2016
Source: NPP Communications
Akufo-Addo at the Bafoso Education Office Polling Station in Ejisu Constituency
On Thursday, April 28, 2016, the first day of the limited voter registration exercise, the 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, visited some polling stations in the Ejisu Juaben and Oforikrom constituencies of the Ashanti Region.
The Alafia Polling Station, in Anloga, in the Oforikrom constituency, was Nana Akufo-Addo’s first point of call. There, he interacted with registration officials of the Electoral Commission, NPP polling agents and eligible voters, who were in the queue waiting for their turn to be registered.
The NPP flagbearer urged agents of the NPP at the polling station to remain vigilant and ensure that only eligible voters are registered, stressing that a credible voters’ register is the key to fostering confidence in the electoral process.
He also took the opportunity to interact with residents of Anloga, and encouraged first time voters to register, as this will afford them the opportunity to decide who to vote for in this year’s election and also go a long way to determining the kind of future they want.
Nana Akufo-Addo’s next point of call was the Ejisu constituency, where he visited the Bafoso Education Office (A) polling station, located within the premises of the Ejisu-Juaben Municipal Assembly.
Nana Agyeman Badu, the Registration Officer in-charge at the centre, told the NPP flagbearer that only three first time voters had registered at the centre as at 10am this morning. The registration officials and NPP polling agents indicated that the process had been smooth, with no hitches recorded.
To the NPP agents, Nana Akufo-Addo urged them to remain vigilant and insist on potential voters possessing the requisite identification, in accordance with the law, and also disclosing their residential addresses before being allowed to register.
Whilst observing the processes being undertaken by the registration officials, market women and NPP sympathisers, who learnt of Akufo-Addo’s presence, thronged the premises of the Municipal Assembly, filling it within a matter of seconds to encourage him ahead of this year’s polls, with chants of “Nana oo Nana”, “2016 is your time.”
Nana Akufo-Addo will in the coming days also visit polling stations in the Western and Central Regions to monitor the registration exercise.