Presidential Hopeful of the National Democratic Congress Prof. Alabi and several other delegates have said they cannot find their names in their respective electoral registers in the ongoing primaries.
The phenomenon of missing names, while may not be widespread, is becoming a problem for some constituencies, especially in the Greater Accra Region.
The name of Prof. Alabi is missing from the official register at the St Michael polling station at Nungua in Accra where he has been voting in all elections.
The Electoral Commission representative supervising the election at the polling station is said to be unyielding to the pleas by the party’s chairman and director of elections at the Krowor constituency to allow Prof Alabi to cast his vote.
“The director of the constituency has explained to the electoral commission here. The director of elections at the constituency has explained but the lady representing the electoral commissioner is still difficult. As a result I have not voted,” – Alabi told the media.
Prof. Alabi indicated that, the incident is a manifestation of what some of the aspirants in the primary have been complaining about in the last few months which according to him, the party has failed to address.
In his view, someone of his stature who has suffered this fate, then a lot more ordinary members of the party could be denied their vote under similar circumstances.
Meanwhile Former President Jerry John Rawlings earlier charged delegates of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) who will elect its presidential aspirant today vote with dignity, transparency and fairness to elect the rightful candidate for the 2020 general election.
The NDC founder, in a tweet ahead of the primaries said the delegates ought to elect one with integrity who genuinely have the party at heart.
”Let’s conduct today’s presidential primaries with dignity, transparency and fairness. My best wishes to all the candidates,” – the tweet reads