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Former Council of State Member Condemns Voter Registration Violence

A former Council of State Member who is also a member of the National Peace Council, Rev. Dr. Nii Amoo-Darko has condemned the violence characterizing the Electoral Commission’s Voters registration centers at some centers in the country.

The exercise has witnessed several instances of violence and attack on some Ghanaians at several centers in the various region.

A college of education student has even been stabbed to death at Banda in the Bono region.

A Member of Parliament for the Awutu Senya East who also doubles as Minister of Special Development Initiative, Mavis Hawa Koomson has also admitted firing rounds of gunshot at a registration center in Kasoa which caused rancor with some personal motorbikes of members of the community burnt to ashes with a group of men who were believed to be with her at the scene. The action caused an abrupt halt of the exercise since registrants and officers of the Electoral Commission fled the center for their lives.

A video has also gone viral with a man in civilian clothing brandishing a gun at uniformed officers of the police and military.

Speaking in an interview with Pink FM’s Ghanamanwofase, the Minister of the gospel also a philanthropist condemned these acts whilst calling for the action of authorities.

He described the incidences as a threat to national peace and expressed his disappointment in political actors involved in such violent acts.

“It was just recent that we, the National Peace Council met with the two major political parties which are the NPP and NDC to sign a peace pact and to also end vigilantism so it becomes worrisome witnessing these incidences at just the registration stage of the electoral process” he stated.

He further mentioned that, political activists must eschew from recognizing their opponents as enemies and totally declared as needless for people to loose their lives for political reasons.

“Both leaders or the two parties, HE Nana Akufo Addo and Former President Mahama have all affirmed their resolve to have a violent free political activities and electoral processes and their followers must also act same” he added.

On the lynching of 90-year-old Akua Denteh to death in the East Gonja municipality over the suspicion of witchcraft, the former presidential chaplain in the erstwhile administration of the Late Prof. Evans Atta Mills described it as a barbaric act.

He admonished religious leaders and believers to shun the promotion of physical attack on persons suspected to be spiritually possessed.

“Witchcraft is a spirit, you can only kill the physical being but not the spirit, therefore cannot fathom why people can kill others. This is not something we should encourage at all” he emphasized.

He therefore calls for the immediate collapse of all witches camps in the Northern part of the country