The National Youth Organizer of the ruling New Patriotic Party, Henry Nana Boakye, has mounted a strong defense over his decision to visit some Senior High Schools in the country, but denies any attempts to campaign for his party.
Nana B, as he is affectionately called, has come under fire after a photo of him interacting with some SHS students went online despite a directive from the Ghana Education Service banning all such visits.
But speaking to journalists on the matter in Kumasi, Nana B denied any wrongdoing. He insisted that he visited the schools to monitor the registration exercise.
He added that he was appropriately accredited to monitor the exercise by the Electoral Commission.
“For the records, I never campaigned in any of the schools I visited. I visited these schools as an accredited party official and I received the official accreditation from the Electoral Commission. Indeed, all political parties obtained the official accreditation from the EC and some NDC members also visited the SHS campuses,” Nana B stressed.
The Electoral Commission registered eligible students in senior high schools between July 10 and 11, 2020.
The Commission took the decision because SHS students are not allowed to go out of the premises of their schools.
The opposition National Democratic Congress insisted that the exercise was illegal since the senior high schools were not gazetted for the registration but the EC was adamant.
Source: Daily Mail GH