President Nana Akufo-Addo’s cousin, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, has asked the flagbearer of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC),
John Mahama cut short his campaign tour of the Bono region on Tuesday because of the “increasing reports of challenges with the voter register and the exhibition process” he got.
The exhibition exercise has been fraught with some anomalies such as duplication of names, missing names and similar serial numbers for different voters, which the John Mahama and the NDC have expressed misgivings about.
But Mr Otchere-Darko said in a Facebook post that John Mahama needs to calm down because the EC, led by Jean Mensa, will fix the anomalies soon.
The Danquah Institute founder noted that the Electoral Commission does not know which voter belongs to which party and can, therefore, not use the exhibition process to rig the election for any party as the NDC suspects.
“The exhibition of the electoral roll is very much part of the process to ensure that the votes of I and you be counted”.
“We do not use our party cards to register for the Electoral Commission to know who’s NPP or NDC”.
“Keep calm, John Mahama”.
“Jean Mensa will fix it,” Otchere-Darko’s post read.
Meanwhile, John Mahama, while addressing journalists on Thursday, 24 September 2020, about the party’s concerns with the credibility of the provisional voter register as it goes through the exhibition process, said he will not accept results of a flawed election.
He said: “We in the NDC have exhibited restraint at all times in this electoral process”.
“Even now, we are committed to doing so”.
“But, let me serve notice once again that we’ll not accept results of a flawed election”, John Mahama warned.
“We will certainly not look on, neither will we shirk our civic responsibility and allow the Electoral Commission, whether by ill intent or sheer incompetence, to usurp the people’s mandate in the December 7 polls”.
“The Electoral Commission must take immediate steps to rectify and sanitise the register and re-exhibit it, to afford the voting public and all stakeholders, an opportunity to verify their particulars in the voter register before it is finalised”, he said.