NIA to Omane Boamah: Your allegations are “spurious and baseless”

The director of elections of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) had alleged that government has criminalise some state institutions

The National Identification Authority (NIA) has described allegations made by the director of election of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), that government has criminalised state institutions such NIA as bogus.

Omane Boamah on Tuesday claimed the NIA headed by Prof Ken Attafuah has strangely chosen ongoing voter registration period to embark on a special pilot programme to issue Ghana Cards to Ghanaians living along the borders of Ghana and Burkina Faso in Pusiga.

He further alleges that the ongoing registration exercise in the Pusiga District is a politically-motivated enterprise “masked as a collaboration with IOM”, and its purpose is “simply to aid illegal voters to embark on the last lap of the voter registration exercise”; and

Reacting to the allegations in a statement on Wednesday (22 May), the NIA said the allegations are spurious and unfounded.

“The attention of the National Identification Authority (NIA) has been drawn to a Facebook post of Tuesday; 21st May 2024 attributed to Hon. Dr. Omane Boamah of the National Democratic Congress (NDC),” he said.

“The NPP has criminalized state institutions (including the NIA); The NIA headed by Dr. Bawumia’s bosom friend Ken Attafuah has strangely chosen this voter registration period to embark on a special pilot program to issue Ghana Cards to Ghanaians living along the borders of Ghana and Burkina Faso in Pusiga….”

“The intervention by Dr. Omane Boamah in his said Facebook post is most needless and unfortunate; it is a case of much ado about nothing, highlighting the evils of deliberate miscommunication and deception of the public….The public should not be dissuaded by Dr. Boamah’s deliberate falsehoods against the NIA. His allegations are all spurious and unfounded, and the public is urged to disregard them,” the NIA statement said.

Below is a copy of the statement:

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