April 9, 2012

The only New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament in the Volta Region, Joseph Kwaku Nayan says he remains committed to ensuring a peaceful and successful biometric voter registration exercise, despite the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) efforts at corrupting the exercise in his area.

According to him, the leadership of the NDC party in his constituency has adopted several measures including carting people from Togo to register and also registering underage persons, all in an attempt to wrestle power from him during the upcoming December elections.

The registration exercise which is being done nationwide has been fraught with a lot of incidents such as shooting of guns, disruption of exercise by “macho” men especially in the strong hold of the opposition in the Ashante Region.

Speaking to ghanamps.gov.gh, Hon Joseph Nayan stated that inspite of the initial afore mentioned problems, the exercise has been generally successful with about 14,000 people registered in the first ten days of the registration exercise.

He expressed confidence that the next phase of the registration exercise which started on Wednesday 4th April 2012, will be conducted unhindered with all the competing political parties accepting the outcome of the exercise.

Hon. Joseph Nayan further stated that though he is the only NPP MP out of 22 NDC MPs in the Volta he was sure of retaining the seat during the December election due to the massive development that he has brought to the area and is certain that the people will keep faith with him.

“The NDC are bent on taking away my seat which is the only one for the opposition in the Volta region, and this is an exercise that they would fail miserably’’ he said.

“ I have ensured a lot of development in electricity generation, water provision and construction of feeder roads to my area which is a rural setting, I helped for the creation of the Nkwanta North District which was formerly under Nkwanta region during my tenure as the deputy Volta regional minister, and I know my people remember me for this’’ Joseph Nayan added.

Kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gov.gh