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Politics of Saturday, 23 May 2020


Focus on marketing Mahama well, cease needless attack on EC - Sammi Awuku to NDC

NPP National Organizer, Sammi Awuku NPP National Organizer, Sammi Awuku

New Patriotic Party (NPP) National Organizer, Sammi Awuku has advised the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to cease incessant attacks on the Electoral Commission (EC) and rather concentrate on marketing their 2020 Presidential candidate, John Dramani Mahama.

Contributing to a panel discussion on the Friday edition of 'Kokrokoo' on Peace FM, Sammi Awuku questioned the NDC's logic in their claim that the EC and the National Identification Authority (NIA) are in cahoots with the governing party to rig this year's elections.

Giving clues to the NDC on how to prepare for the 2020 elections, Sammi Awuku stated that elections are won at the polling stations and so the opposition party should do their homework well and stop the baseless accusations against the Commission over something they know cannot happen in Ghana.

''In today's Ghana, it will be a miracle and an accident in history for the Chairperson of the EC and her Commissioners will rig the elections for a political party. It will be difficult . . . What you have to do is that be vigilant at the polling station to know that what is declared there is what you have," he said.

He added that,"... work hard. Sell your candidate. Market your candidate'', he told host Kwami Sefa Kayi, adding that ''we (NPP) make sure to police the ballot. We make sure that the votes tally with our results and then we ensure that our collation is timely. So, we compare our results with the results that the Electoral Commission announces. NDC, I can confidently tell you they couldn't collate their results in 2016. In fact, when you take the Kwesi Botchwey report, it's one of the reasons because they didn't even know where they won and where they lost, and you can't blame the EC for your inability to open your eyes," he said.