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NDC Accuses EC For Printing Additional Ballot Papers To Rig 2020 Elections

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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has accused the the Electoral Commission (EC) of printing additional ballot papers on the blind side of the Agents of the political parties.

The Electoral Commission is currently printing ballot papers required for the upcoming elections on December 7, 2020.

However, the NDC has accused the EC of irregularities in the ballot printing process.

In a press briefing by Prof. Joshua Alabi it fully reads;

PRESS BRIEFING: ANOMALIES UNCOVERED IN THE ONGOING PRINTING OF BALLOT PAPERS FOR THE 7th DECEMBER ELECTIONS

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Media, you are all welcome to this emergency Press briefing. Thank you very much for making the time for us at such short notice.

As you may be aware, the Electoral Commission is currently printing ballot papers required for the upcoming Elections on December 7, 2020. By convention, and as has been done in all previous elections, Political Party Agents are deployed to monitor the printing of the ballot papers for purposes of ensuring transparency and credibility of the electoral process.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the NDC has uncovered some serious unusual and irregular happenings in the ballot printing process, which we wish to bring to the attention of the Ghanaian populace.

The issues include the following:

BALLOT STATISTICS:
The Electoral Commission FAILED to provide the Ballot Statistics required for Party Agents to track the number of ballot papers to be printed for each Polling Station before printing begins. Meanwhile, in all previous printing exercises, Political Parties were furnished with copies of the Ballot Statistics before printing began, so Party Agents could have a checklist to validate the quantities of ballots printed. For the current ballot printing exercise, and in a rather shocking twist of events, the Electoral Commission rather directed the NDC to receive copies of the Ballot Statistics from the Printing Houses. One wonders how the Electoral Commission expects our Party Agents to successfully record and track the quantities of ballot papers being printed, when printing has already started.

BALLOT SERIAL NUMBERS:
Again, the Electoral Commission has blatantly refused to provide Serial Numbers of the ballot papers to be printed per Polling Station to the NDC. Serial numbers play a very important role in ballot printing and tracking. Each ballot paper printed bears a unique serial number arranged in codes according to Region, District, Constituency and Polling Station. The essence of such an elaborate design for each ballot paper is to ensure that no two or more ballot papers bear the same serial number.

The general public will recall that in the just ended Voter Registration Exercise, the Electoral Commission itself admitted that several registrants had duplicated Voter ID numbers, a situation which the EC described as an anomaly and sought to correct under dubious circumstances without recourse to the Political Parties

EXCESS BALLOT PAPERS
By convention and practice, the EC prints an extra 5% of the total registered voters in each polling station to cater for spoilt ballots. What is surprising this time around is that, the EC is rather printing an additional 5% of the total registered voters per Constituency with padding in the total number of ballot papers to be printed. What this translates into is that, more ballot papers are being printed in excess of the 5% extra ballot papers required per Polling Station.

From the Ballot Statistics received from the Printing Houses, as coming from the EC, we have analysed the figures from 13 regions and observed that there is an excess of over 150,000 ballot papers being printed beyond the extra 5% required.

STRANGE HAPPENINGS AT ASSEMBLY PRESS
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Assembly Press is one of the contractors printing the ballot papers. Just last night, the NDC found out that the Assembly Press is printing additional ballot papers in another location on its premises on the blind side of the Agents of the Political Parties.
The NDC completely abhors this irregularity, particularly, as the MD of Assembly Press (who is an appointee of the President) was an Aspirant who contested in the NPP 2020 Parliamentary Primaries in the Nkawkaw Constituency and the Convener of the Let My Vote Count Alliance (LMVCA), pro-NPP pressure group.

Source: GhanaFeed.com

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Group Uncovers Names Of NPP Bigwigs Sponsoring Tribal, Religious Campaign Against Bawumia

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An active youth group aligned with the governing NPP, STUNNAD, says it has uncovered names of persons behind a vile propaganda against the person of Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.

It said the covert activities of these persons including some northerners is to do all they can to sow seed of discord, calculated at scuttling the presidential ambition of the second gentleman of the land.

“Some individuals have been deployed by some NPP big-wigs to spread negative tribal comments purposely to misinform the general public about why NPP should not present Dr. Bawumia as its next flagbearer.”

Well meaning Ghanaians have been called upon by the youth group to disregard such negative activities and condemn any ethnocentrism in Ghanaian politics.

STUNNAD has therefore threatened to release names of persons behind the attacks.

“We caution the groups and the individuals as well as their sponsors to immediately put a stop to it, else STUNNAD will not hesitate to ‘name and shame’ persons behind this unnecessary and dangerous politics.”

Below is the full statement

Stop the Tribal/Religious Plans against Dr. Bawumia immediately – STUNNAD warns!

STUNNAD through its activities has discovered a very dangerous tribal/religious agenda set-up by some individuals within the NEW Patriotic Party across the country aiming at attacking Dr. Mahmud Bawumia’s political life. Some individuals have been deployed by some NPP big-wigs to spread negative tribal comments purposely to misinform the general public about why NPP should not present Dr. Bawumia as its next flag bearer. We are by this statement calling on all well-meaning Ghanaians, especially members of the New Patriotic Party to condemn and desist from such agenda, knowing that it has the potency to destroy the country.

We caution the groups and the individuals as well as their sponsors to immediately put a stop to it, else STUNNAD will not hesitate to “name and shame” persons behind this unnecessary and dangerous politics. It is important to note that the Constitution of the Republic clearly speaks against such ethnocentrism. Article 17(1) and (2) of the Constitution, 1992 explicitly states that “All persons shall be equal before the law. (2) A person shall not be discriminated against on grounds of gender, race, colour, ethnic origin, religion, creed or social or economic status.  The constitution further explained in clause (3) of the same Article that “for the purpose of this article, “discriminate” means to give different treatment to different persons attributable only or mainly to their respective descriptions by race, place of origin, political opinions, colour, gender, occupation, religion or creed…”

It must be stated that the NPP party was built on a tradition devoid of such tribalism and religious campaigns aim at attacking its members who aspire to lead the party at any level. It is therefore wrong for any member or individual to incites and instigate tribal/religious attack against any member. We therefore warn and condemn comments such as “Ghana is not ready for a Muslim cum Northerner as a president”, “we Akans/Christians are not fools to vote for a Muslim as a president” , “Dr. Bawumia has circled himself with only Northerners and Muslims,” etc.

Again, we like to state that we are fully aware of some gland schemes by some Northerners and Muslims who are not in support of Dr. Bawumia’s political aspiration but they however, pretend as though as they are and unintelligently spew these dangerous tribal/religious comments cunningly targeting mainly some naïve Akans/Christians to mislead them to campaign against the political aspiration of H.E Dr. Mahmud  Bawumia.

In conclusion, we like to urge all Ghanaians, especially the NPP members to disregard any such agenda and plans by any person within or without the party. We believe that every person must be judged based on the quality of his/her conduct and life, devoid of any socio-ethnic discriminations.

Signed…..

Chris Arthur, National President

Salahu-Deen Musah …… Secretary

Papa Akwasi Oppong-Frimpong – Director of Programs.

Source: Angelonline

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Okyehene Orders Fetish Priest To Produce Woman Who Invoked Curses On Akufo-Addo, Okuapenhene Within One Week Or Be Banished

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The Okyehene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin has issued a warning to the Fetish Priest who was seen in a viral video presiding over a curse invoked by an unidentified woman against the President and the Okuapenhene.

The Kukurantumi-based fetish Priest, Togbe Shitor was ordered to produce the said woman within one week or be banished from the land.

The very angry Okyehene issued this warning yesterday when the fetish Priest was summoned to the Ofori Panin fie to answer questions.

Meanwhile, the Okyehene has also decreed that the fetish priestess who was fingered in the Kasoa Murder incident will be banished from Amanase, which falls under the jurisdiction of the Okyehene.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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Don’t Worry, Mahama Will Be NDC Flagbearer By Hook Or Crook – Sammy Gyamfi Tells UCC Students

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National Communications Officer of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi has assured the NDC TEIN branch of the University of Cape Coast that former President Mahama will lead the Party in 2024 come what may.

There have been rumours that the former president will call time on his political ambitions after leading the NDC for 3 successive elections.

These rumours gained more attention after an EIU report predicted that the NDC stood a chance of winning the 2024 election if they presented a new candidate.

However, addressing party comrades on the UCC Campus, Sammy Gyamfi assured the students that Mr Mahama will lead party by hook or crook.

Sammy Gyamfi also insisted that the NDC was robbed of victory in the 2020 Election, claiming that he knows for a fact because he was part of the team that audited the party’s pink sheets.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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