NDC’s ‘private verification’ claims against Bawumia desperate – NPP

The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has condemned as “desperate” the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) “schemes and claims in attempt to soil the image” of its running mate, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
This is after the NDC claimed that two EC polling station officers in the Walewale District allegedly sent verification materials to Dr. Bawumia’s residence for his verification, actions that have been deemed against the law.

The two EC officials were also accused by the governing NDC of accepting a GHc 10,000 bribe from Dr. Bawumia to bring the register to his residence.
Claims ‘bordering on hallucinations’
But the NPP in a statement signed by its Secretary in Walewale, Simon Ali, debunked the claims as “totally false” and “bordering on hallucinations.”
The statement also described as “one of the weirdest claims ever” the allegations claiming that Dr. Bawumia gave the two Electoral Officers GHc 10,000 to enable him get verified.
According to the NPP, “This is hallucination of the highest order. Why would anyone pay to get verified when verification is free and takes absolutely no time?”
The party in its statement further outlined what it viewed to be “the true sequence of events” as follows:
On Sunday 24th, 2016 (not Wednesday 27th as the NDC has falsely claimed), Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia attended the funeral of the late Nasia Chief in Nalerigu and returned to Walewale around 5pm.
Not long after Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia went to his family home, he was informed that the EC Officers had come to verify him (Dr. Bawumia) at home since the clouds had gathered and it was likely it could start raining soon.
Dr. MahamuduBawumia however, declined this offer and rather decided to proceed to the Polling Centre, which is outside the family house (very close). When Dr.Bawumia came out of his family house to get verified, he met the two EC officers moving to seek shelter since the clouds had gotten darker. Dr. MahamuduBawumia was therefore verified where he met the officers – just adjacent to where the Polling Centre had been set up and not in his residence; not even by its gate.
Find below the full statement

NDC Desperation to Nail Dr. Bawumia Getting to Insane Levels
It is obvious for many neutral observers of the Ghanaian political landscape that Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has become a thorn in the flesh of the ruling NDC and that the NDC for several months and years has sought all manner of schemes and claims in attempt to soil the image of Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia but have failed miserably.
These schemes culminated in the President desperately urging Mamprusis not to vote for the NPP because of Dr. Bawumia, as he (Mahama) has realised that the popularity of Dr. Bawumia has reached higher levels in Mamprugu, the North and Ghana as a whole more than ever.
The latest attempt the NDC has rolled out is a totally false claim, bordering on hallucinations, that Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia got Electoral Commission officers at the Kperiga Polling Centre to come and verify his details in the Voters’ Register, at his family residence. This we wish to state emphatically is false. This is the true sequence of events.
•       On Sunday 24th, 2016 (not Wednesday 27th as the NDC has falsely claimed), Dr.MahamuduBawumia attended the funeral of the late Nasia Chief in Nalerigu and returned to Walewale around 5pm.
•       Not long afterDr.MahamuduBawumia went to his family home, he was informed that the EC Officers had come to verify him (Dr.Bawumia) at home since the clouds had gathered and it was likely it could start raining soon.
•       Dr.MahamuduBawumia however, declined this offer and rather decided to proceed to the Polling Centre, which is outside the family house (very close). When Dr.Bawumia came out of his family house to get verified, he met the two EC officers moving to seek shelter since the clouds had gotten darker. Dr.MahamuduBawumia was therefore verified where he met the officers – just adjacent to where the Polling Centre had been set up and not in his residence; not even by its gate.