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Obiri Boahen: Sale of NPP polling station forms should have been online

Unrest characterised the sale of polling station forms in February in some parts of the country, leading to an extension of the deadline for sale of forms

The deputy general secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Obiri Boahen, has said that the party should have sold its polling station forms online.

The sale of polling station forms in February in some parts of the country was characterised by unrest, leading to an extension of the deadline for the sale of forms.

Speaking to Beatrice Adu on The Big Bulletin on Thursday (28 April 2022), Obiri Boahen said the cases at the courts over the NPP’s internal elections emanate from the manual sale of forms, but these disputes could have been prevented.

“As far back in 2008, I did say that the sale of the forms should not be done by manual sale, it should be online. [In] 2008 people ignored, 2012, 2016 … Most of these cases at the court emerged out of the sale of forms manually at the polling station.

“You know, when we adopted the sale of the forms online, it calmed down the violence in the constituencies, unlike the previous years. We should have adopted this strategy right from the word go.

“[With] online forms, the people will pay for the forms and do the vetting, and [then] you compile the album. Anyone contesting for a constituency position must be given a copy of the album,” he said.

Listen to Nana Obiri Boahen in the audio clip attached below:

 

 

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