‘It Is Now Obvious That EC Has Rigged Techiman South For NPP’ – PPP

Running mate of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Kofi Asamoah-Siaw has opined that it has become obvious that the Electoral Commission (EC) rigged the Techiman South parliamentary polls in favour of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Mr. Asamoah-Siaw says it has become obvious that the NPP did not win the polls but connived with the EC to rig it in their favour.

“It is becoming very obvious that the New Patriotic Party did not win the Techiman South Parliamentary seat. Yet, every attempt is being made to steal that seat from the National Democratic Congress. I am not a member of the NDC, but as a citizen interested to serve in public service through politics, I consider it extremely unfair, treasonable, unjust and a dangerous threat to our democracy to allow my good friend, Martin Agyei Mensah Korsah to be sworn-in as a Member of Parliament.”

In an opinion piece, Mr. Asamoah-Siaw indicated that people know the truth but for the sake of politics, they have refused to speak up.

“We all know the truth, but for politics of convenience and other interests, we have feigned ignorance and allowing the national interest to be compromised.”

He slammed the EC Chairperson questioning why her outfit has failed to publish the declared results for the constitiency.

“My biggest disappointment, as a believer in public service, in Mrs Jean Mensah, is her manifest refusal to publish the “collated” parliamentary results for Techiman South as dictated by CI 127, her own drafted legislation for election 2020. (For the records, I took the same principled and independent stance when her predecessor, Madam Charlotte Osei manifestly ignored provisions of CI 94 to unnecessarily disqualify the PPP’s Presidential Candidate in the run up to the 2016 elections).”

Read his full piece below 

Techiman South & Related Matters

In this write up, I will mention the names and titles or positions of key public figures and public officers and call on them to be sincere and truthful to us the people of Ghana as we attempt to resolve the controversy over the outcome of the 2020 parliamentary elections in the Techiman South constituency.

This is important to me because our inability to resolve the the Techiman South controversy fairly, justly and timely will be an endorsement, by the people I will name herein, of the culture of abuse of power, hypocrisy, selfishness and sometimes utter dishonesty and recklessness. Those who pursue these “cultural elements” and their collaborators should know, if they do not already know, that their actions and/or inactions threaten our democracy.

I am naming and calling on the following people to do the right thing and put the national interest first and foremost above all personal, partisan, emotional, ethnic, religious or any other interest.

The people on my list, among others, include His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, H.E. Vice President Dr. Bawumia, Ministers of State, the Speaker and all Members of Parliament, the Chief of Defence Staff, the Inspector General of Police, the Chief Justice and Judges of the Superior Courts of Ghana, the entire membership of the Peace Council, the Catholic Bishops Conference, the Christian Council, the Pentecostal Council, the Attorney-General and her Deputy, my own “Santa-mate” and respected legal brain Godfred Yeboah Dame, the entire media especially the GJA President Alfred Monny, Bernard Avle of Citi FM, Winston Amoah of Joy FM, Kwame Sefa Kayi of Peace FM, Kwaku Baako Jnr of the New Crusading Guide, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission Mrs. Jean Mensah and her commissioners among other important senior citizens and ordinary citizens of this our beloved country.

It is becoming very obvious that the New Patriotic Party did not win the Techiman South Parliamentary seat. Yet, every attempt is being made to steal that seat from the National Democratic Congress. I am not a member of the NDC, but as a citizen interested to serve in public service through politics, I consider it extremely unfair, treasonable, unjust and a dangerous threat to our democracy to allow my good friend, Martin Agyei Mensah Korsah to be sworn-in as a Member of Parliament.

We all know the truth, but for politics of convenience and other interests, we have feigned ignorance and allowing the national interest to be compromised. 

My biggest disappointment, as a believer in public service, in Mrs Jean Mensah, is her manifest refusal to publish the “collated” parliamentary results for Techiman South as dictated by CI 127, her own drafted legislation for election 2020. (For the records, I took the same principled and independent stance when her predecessor, Madam Charlotte Osei manifestly ignored provisions of CI 94 to unnecessarily disqualify the PPP’s Presidential Candidate in the run up to the 2016 elections). 

The attitude of Mrs. Jean Mensah in this matter appear to me an attempt to “assist”, “aid” or “collaborate” with the New Patriotic Party to unjustly appropriate a seat in their unholy bid to seure a majority in parliament.

I thought politics is about honestly participating in the democratic process, allowing the citizens to elect their representatives freely and allowing that democratic choices to stand without any form of manipulation. If we do not want to do that, then we might as well forget this our democratic enterprise.

I like public service and active politics but I like to do politics that is in the national interest. If any other interest conflicts with the national interest, I have made a personal decision that the national interest must remain supreme. It is in this respect, that I call on the important people named herein to think Ghana first and correct the obvious injustice in the Techiman South Constituency. It will be unacceptable to allow the EC to perpetuate an obvious injustice, allow Martin Korsah to be sworn-in in as an MP and ask the victims of a fraudulent declaration to rather go to court when we all know what it means to go to court at this stage.

All the eminent names I mentioned owe it to the nation Ghana to let the EC do the right thing. If the EC cannot publish the collation sheet and the summary sheet for Techiman South Parliamentary Elections, why should we accept it as normal and occasion a clear act of injustice? 

Injustice anywhere is a threat to peace everywhere, so we must as a country put Ghana first ahead of any parochial interest we may have.

State power, we were taught in school by Professors Mike Oquaye, Gyimah-Boadi, Boafo Arthur, Ninsin, Keith Bluwey, Yao Gebe, Antwi Danso etc, is to be exercised in the pursuit of the national interest. We were also taught that political parties exist to pursue their interest; which is to win and maintain political power. 

However, level headed politicians, senior public officers, heads of security services, the clergy, the media and other citizens have a duty to ensure that the pursuit of partisan and other interests do not compromise the national interest. The national interest at stake here is that the right winner of the Techiman South Constituency Parliamentary Elections be declared by the EC before the next parliament is sworn-in. 

I therefore conclude by calling on the eminent citizens named herein to make sure that the Techiman South Constituency Parliamentary election results are properly collated and declared for the right winner before a wrong person is sworn-in.

By: Digicountz.com

EC Apologizes To Minority, Acknowledges Receipt Of The Petition

The Electoral Commission (EC) has acknowledged receipt of the Minority’s petition and apologized for their inability to meet them on Tuesday to receive it.

The Commissioner Mrs. Jean Mensa in a letter addressed to the Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu assured the Minority that it’s doors are always opened to engage them.

It further indicated the Commission will study the petition and respond within the shortest possible time.

The MPs were prevented by the police from entering the premises of the EC on Tuesday, December 22, 2020.

They were at the EC to present a petition calling for the re-collation of the Techiman South constituency parliamentary results.

It is the case of the Minority MPs that the NDC won the seat but it has been declared in favour of the NPP.

Read the EC’s letter below

By: Digicountz.com

Pay Us Before You Go On Break – EC Temporal Staff Roars

Some aggrieved temporal staff of the Electoral Commission (EC) who were used for the voter exhibition exercise are demanding for their pay.

The affected persons say they have not been paid after the exhibition exercise ended.

They have therefore appealed to the EC To pay them before going on break today, Monday, December 23, 2020.

A spokesperson of the group (name withheld) told Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that efforts to retrieve their money have proved futile.

She lamented they will not be able to celebrate Christmas and New Year because their pay has not been released.

The Electoral Commission in September this year described the exhibition of the voters register as successful.

Details the EC revealed that 7,969,887 persons verified their details during the 10-day provisional voter’s exhibition exercise.

The number represented 46.9 percent of the total number of voters in the provisional register.

Despite the success chalked, the temporal staff who managed the exercise are yet to be paid.

The spokesperson said they are disappointed with the EC for failing to pay them.

She wants the group to be paid before the EC breaks.

By: Digicountz.com

Nana Addo Is Prez-Elect, Ignore Video Announcing Mahama As Winner – EC

The Electoral Commission has issued a statement reiterating that President Akufo-Addo is the President-elect.

The EC says it has come across a video informing the public that former President John Dramani Mahama was declared as the winner of the presidential polls.

However, the EC says that the video is false because the incumbent garnered more than 50% of the total value votes cast.

Rad the statement below

By: Kwamed2k

Work Of EC On 2020 Polls Incomplete Due To Controversies – Expert

Sustainable Development expert Michael Ebo Amoah has opined that the controversies surrounding the declaration by the Electoral Commission (EC) make it work incomplete.

He said it would be prudent to be accurate in declaring the results than to rush to declare results that could generate mistrust and controversies.

According to him, the people going to the polling station to cast their ballot is not the problem but rather, for an election to be successful, you would have to look at the process before, during, and after the polls.

He told Kwabena Agyapong on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that we cannot describe the polls as successful due to the controversies surrounding them.

He said after the polls, it has emerged that the figures keep changing, and as to whether it is significant to change the results it puts a lot of credibility issues on the entire elections.

”Per what is going on, if it were to be in a country that does not understand democracy, peace, and stability, Ghana would have found itself in a different way. So the work of the EC is incomplete. The figures on the website of the EC and their social media platforms will put a little bit of credibility on the claims by the NDC that the polls have not been fair.”

He further explained that per what has happened, if the issue goes to court, the EC would have a lot to answer.

He said although the EC has done well in organising the elections, there are controversies that must be addressed.

By: Rainbowradio

The Percentage Announced By EC For The Presidential Race Is 100.295% – Minority

The Minority leader Haruna Iddrisu has reaffirmed his party’s position of rejecting the declaration of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo -Addo as the winner of the 2020 general election.

According to him, the party is still of the view that the election is flawed.

He said this in his opening remarks of the continuation of the sitting of the Fourth session of the seventh parliament today, Monday, December 14, 2020.

According to the leader of the opposition party in Parliament, some unfortunate incidents happened during the just ended general elections which resulted in the loss of lives in places like Techiman South. 

He said, his party including him went to Techiman South constituency to ascertain the cause of deaths and why a seat they won was swapped.

Mr. Haruna indicated that, upon visiting the district Electoral officer to see for themselves the collated results, the EC officer couldn’t produce evidence of the results he used to declare the NPP candidate the winner after the ballots had been counted and collated.

He said we have a duty to preserve our democracy as a country and that should also reflect in the will of the people in an election.

The loss of lives he added has tainted our democracy.

He stressed the figure announced by EC is an arithmetic error because the total percentage amounts to 100.295%.

He commended the MPs who retained their seats and the newly elected ones who will join the house in the next parliament.

Meanwhile, the Majority Leader Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu refuted the claims by his colleague.

He claimed the NDC does not have pink sheets to support their allegations and is currently going around fishing for pink sheets.

He said the NDC cannot make allusions when they lack the evidence to back their claims.

By: Digicountz.com

EC’s Mathematical Error Could Have Led To A Blood Bath In Other Countries-Trainer

Scofray Nana Yaw Yeboah, a
Transformational Coach| Certified Professional Trainer has raised concerns over the errors in the declaration of the presidential election by the Electoral Commission (EC).

The errors he opined could have led to a serious “blood bath” in other countries hence we should not let this slide but interrogate it to prevent a future occurrence.

“If EC mathematical errors are from the constituency, regional and national levels, then our gods indeed must be crazy. How can it be that after a collation and declaration are made, another one later occurs because some boxes we left unattended to, where were we in haste to?

Some eagle eyes in maths had to draw the attention of EC that the final results don’t tally in percentage when they attempt to correct it, another error arose again—correcting an earlier fixed error exercise. This cannot be ordinary, and we must voice out our displeasure. What has happened would have been a blood bath in many countries on the continent and elsewhere. CSOs and people of conscience don’t look on and take it to be ordinary.”

He also expressed shock at what he described as the failure of the media in reporting the violent incidents which have led to the death of 5 persons.

Read his full statement below

Either we rise up together in bad and good faith and express utter shock and displeasure at the mathematical gymnastics of the EC, which if left unashamed will become “recipe” of cooking election disaster in future. History has a big funny way of repeating itself because humans are wired never to forget how something made them feel, whether good or bad.

Trust and integrity of the system and institutions are very crucial in the modeling of our democracy. Accurate figure reporting is as equal as the citizens queuing to go and vote. It is the spirit and evidence of the citizen’s body to exercise their right. No logic or reason can justify these mathematical gymnastics more than two changes is a course for worry. We can all choose to play around with it like ostriches

If EC mathematical errors are from the constituency, regional and national levels, then our gods indeed must be crazy. How can it be that after a collation and declaration are made, another one later occurs because some boxes we left unattended to, where were we in haste to? 

Some eagle eyes in maths had to draw the attention of EC that the final results don’t tally in percentage when they attempt to correct it, another error arose again—correcting an earlier fixed error exercise. This cannot be ordinary, and we must voice out our displeasure. What has happened would have been a blood bath in many countries on the continent and elsewhere. CSOs and people of conscience don’t look on and take it to be ordinary.

Our media has been one of the powerful institutions in the deepening of our democracy and the series of successful elections, which gradually shaped to become a litmus test for the entire continent. 

It is wanton disbelief even to imagine that not a single media house reported even 10 of the 22 pockets of incidents, which some resulted in the death of 5 people and injured about 19 as the police could confirm to the International press houses. How could these incidents escape the lenses of all our media houses? I stand to be corrected. Can any reader mention 1 or 2 media houses he/she heard reporting 10 out of the 22 incidences of electioneering violence. The GJA registered displeasure of some incidents some of its members suffered and called for caution.

What could have consumed the attention of all our media houses to the extent that they could not pick these violent incidents? Declaring results and calling out a winner with accuracy must be equated with the products’ environment. How is it possible to get constituency results from a collation center and not report associated violence? Was there just by accident under-reporting of violence and cases of death, or simply they were not interested. Our media is one of the most vibrant in Africa, and under no circumstances would these 22 incidents have escaped the over 300 radio and tv stations. Did they make the cases less critical or what? 

So Catholic Bishop Conference, Ghana Peace Council, CODEO, Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council, Western African Media Foundation, GIBA, other CBOs, and CSOs, etc., all did not hear about these 22 cases of violence and five deaths? Must it be that we talk about such only after elections or in reports? This strategy we have been using, and we keep getting the same results.

The heavy security presence in this election, was it essential? What was the mindset of our security induced off? What was all the end product of the ops? What did we really want to achieve with the heavy security presence? Who at all commanded to open fire during the circumstances? If we didn’t have vigilantes during this election, how did we report these deaths and 22 cases of violence? It is alarming and shameful to have most of the excesses perpetrated by the nation’s security, whose first mandate is to protect the very same citizens who were exercising their constitutional rights. 

These three categories of minuses have cast a significant mark on one of the most smooth elections we could have ever had. It is so painful for me to witness and read that the “devil” succeeded in roasting his koobi (salted tilapia) and use the pleasant aroma of God ampesi to consume his delight. 

Let us not overstretch the elasticity of the tolerance, resistance, and capacitance levels of peace and patience of Ghanaians. One day it may not hold because it would have reached its threshold

I will pen down some gains later. 

Scofray Nana Yaw Yeboah
Transformational Coach| Certified Professional Trainer

By: Rainbowradioonline.com

EC Consulted Us When They Were Looking For Pink Sheets-NPP

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has disclosed at a press conference that the Electoral Commission (EC) was consulting them when it was looking for pink sheets at the collation centre in Techiman South constituency.

The party said they have all their pink sheets hence anyone who will make claims that they do not have their pink sheets is lying.

According to the party, when the electoral body was looking for pink sheets, it contacted the NPP because they managed to get all their pink sheets.

The press conference was organized about the Techiman South constituency parliamentary election.

The NPP further disputed claims that it deployed the military to the collation centre to intimidate people and use them to change results.

View footage below:

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=396025001610869&id=100036101160286

By: Digicountz.com

Results From Seven Regions Certified By The EC

Electoral Commission (EC) has certified and released 7 results received from 14 regions.

According to the EC, the remaining seven results are going through the certification process and would be released immediately that is done.

The Chairperson of the EC, Mrs Jean Mensa made this known at a press briefing on Wednesday dawn [December 9, 2020] at 12:30 am.

Meanwhile, two remaining regions results are still outstanding are Bono East and Northern.

The seven regions where the results have been certified and released are Volta, North East, Central, Ahafo, Upper West, Oti and Bono.

Those outstanding are Ashanti, Eastern, Western, Western North, Upper East, Greater Accra and Savannah.

A total of the results from the seven regions are as follows:

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (NPP) – 1,500,310

John Dramani Mahama (NDC) – 1,997,450

Check below for the certified results

By: Digicountz.com

EC Establishes Call Centre Ahead Of December 7, Polls

The Electoral Commission (EC) has established a call centre ahead of the presidential and parliamentary elections.

The call centre according to the EC is to help voters relay their concerns and feedbacks to the EC on Election Day.

The call centre the statement said will be managed by trained staff of the electoral body.

A toll-free number 0800-100-100 has been secured for this purpose.

Callers it added will not be charged for the calls.

Read the full statement below 

By: Digicountz.com