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General News of Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Source: citifmonline

No round-off in 2012 elections – Spiritual leader

The spiritual leader of the Kejebi Shrine at Sagnarigu in Tamale, Chief Naatia Salifu Shiraz, has predicted one touch victory for one of the flagbearers of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) come this year’s general elections.

Withholding the name of the victor, he predicted that there will be no round-off and that the winner will secure 51% of the total votes cast.

“The 2012 elections will be a very crucial one where there will be no round off. These elections will be won through a small margin difference where the winner will get over 51%” the spiritual leader said.

“I have made a lot of consultations with my gods about this year’s general elections where a lot of things have been revealed to me some of which I can’t make public,” he explained . Naatia made the revelations at his private residence at Sagnarigu near the Tamale Senior High School football pitch where his New Year message was delivered.

He added that the general elections will be characterized with violence which if not managed well could plunge the nation into chaos.

Naatia said: “Nobody should make a mistake thinking that Ghana cannot be like Kenya or Ivory Coast where electoral violence has contributed to the death of thousands and lots of properties worth millions destroyed. ”

Naatia asserted that the skirmishes will be generated by some media houses especially the radio stations that promote the use of unguarded or intemperate language on the airwaves.

He requested that chiefs, politicians and the clergy should perform some sacrifices including the slaughtering of cows, rams, goats and other divine interventions to avert the calamities that might take place before, during and after the upcoming elections.

“To ensure violence free elections begins with you and I, the chiefs, the politicians, the clergy and other stakeholders whose responsibility is to slaughter cows, rams, goats and other divine interventions to avert the calamities that might take place, during and after the upcoming elections,” he stated.