In a press conference held today, Joseph Yamin, a prominent member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), accused the government of orchestrating the recent Akosombo Dam spillage with the alleged intention of destroying voters’ ID cards and weakening the NDC’s influence in the Volta Region.
Yamin claimed that the timing of the dam spillage, which led to flooding in certain areas, was suspiciously close to the upcoming elections and argued that it could adversely impact the voter registration process in the region.
“The deliberate spillage from the Akosombo Dam appears to be a calculated move to disrupt the lives of the people in the Volta Region and sabotage our party’s stronghold,” Yamin asserted during the press briefing.
He further suggested that the destruction of voters’ ID cards could hinder NDC supporters from participating in the electoral process, thereby diminishing the party’s chances in the region.
Government officials have yet to respond to Yamin’s accusations. However, some political analysts are cautious about drawing conclusions before a thorough investigation is conducted to determine the cause and motives behind the Akosombo Dam spillage.
The Electoral Commission has assured the public that measures will be taken to address any challenges arising from the situation, emphasizing its commitment to a fair and transparent electoral process.
As this story unfolds, it raises questions about the intersection of infrastructure management, politics, and electoral integrity in the lead-up to the upcoming elections.
story filed by: Nana kwaku Duah