General News of Sunday, 9 December 2012
Following the identification of serious lapses in the collation and declaration of Presidential and Parliamentary results, the Progressive People’s Party PPP wishes to advise the Electoral Commission EC to delay the declaration of the final results until they have been thoroughly validated.
For example, in the Assin South constituency, the PPP was assigned 134 votes for both the Presidential and Parliamentary contests. Upon a protest to recount by the Parliamentary Candidate; a figure of 1,487 was obtained for parliamentary contest. However, the presidential figure which should have been 584 was left unchanged.
The PPP finds the anomalies so identified disturbing as it indicates a real likelihood of compromising the integrity of the entire results. We therefore call on the EC to take its time to re-check the provisional results so far declared to guarantee the minimum required accuracies that will guarantee the integrity of the results.
We will also recommend the publication of numbers from the verification machine to enable proper cross checking with the results obtained by our polling agents
Nii Allotey Brew-Hammond
PPP National Chairman