The Minority in Parliament is demanding the withdrawal of troops stationed in towns on the eastern border of Ghana.

Military personnel have been seen in the Volta Region, Oti Region, North Region, Upper East and Upper West ahead of the new voter registration exercise.

However, the minority says they are more concerned about the situation in the Volta region, especially in the Ketu North and South districts.

Minority MPs who are members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) believes that the presence of the troops in the regions is to intimidate the people of the area, which is described as the stronghold of the party.

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Military tent in the Ketu South, Volta Region

“The government has established a scheme to intimidate our supporters from coming out in their numbers to register and put their names on the new voter register,” minority member on Defence and Interior, James Agalga disclosed.

He claimed that the move was not needed because “we all know that our borders were closed due to the COVID 19 pandemic”.

“What is the second wave of work to do? Is there a threat of aggression from our neighbouring country?” He asked.

The Electoral Commission is set to commence with the new voter registration exercise on Tuesday, 30th June 2020, after various oppositions from the NDC and other political parties who claim the exercise will disenfranchise millions of Ghanaians ahead of the December polls.


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