You are here: HomeWallOpinionsArticles2013 08 20Article 282864

Opinions of Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Columnist: Jackson, Margaret

Akufo-Addo Wants to Steal Our 800,000 Votes

Greater Accra Region: Akufo-Addo Wants to Steal Our 800,000 Votes

By Margaret Jackson

August 18, 2013

According to the Electoral Commission (EC) map or demarcation, the Greater Accra Region which boast of the national capital, has 34 constituencies which stretches from Bortianor Englisie all the way to Ada.

During the 2012 Elections, I happened to be one of the voters who lost some sleep and rushed to my polling station in the Ledzokuku Constituency to exercise my constitutional right to vote for both the parliamentary and presidential candidates of my choice. I know most of my readers did exactly what I did on either December 7 or 8, 2012.

But my attention has been draw to the fact that my vote would suffer because Akufo-Addo is demanding that 70,896 votes in my Ledzokuku Constituency should be thrown away by the Supreme Court (SC) for reasons best known to this sore loser who will not allow voters and to a greater extent Ghanaians to have their peace. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is demanding that 70,896 votes in my constituency should be thrown away by the SC in order to enhance his ill motive agenda of becoming president of the country at all cost.

The Ledzokuku Constituency happens to have 299 polling stations, the highest in the Greater Accra Region. But Nana Akufo-Addo has drawn his dagger demanding that results in 135 polling stations which account for 70,896 votes in the Ledzokuku Constituency should be thrown away by the SC.

It is interesting to know that out of the 135 polling stations under contention, President Mahama won 119 (88.1%) while Akufo-Addo won just 16 polling stations (11.9%). The total number of votes Akufo-Addo is asking the SC to throw away in the Ledzokuku Constituency represents 8.9% of the total votes in the Greater Accra Region that Akufo-Addo is challenging in court.

But you will be amazed to hear that in the Greater Accra Region, Nana Akufo-Addo has petitioned the SC to annul a whopping 800,061 votes.

Apart from the Ledzokuku Constituency, Nana Akufo-Addo is calling for the annulment of votes in Dadekotopon (54,769) Ashiaman (52,323), Odododiodioo (51,992) Krowor (40,494) Kpone Katamanso (38,506), Adenta (37,629) Ablekuma Central (36,310) Ablekuma South (35,618), Korle Klottey (34,881) Amasaman (30,997) and Madina (29,173).

All the 13 constituencies listed above are under Akufo-Addo’s siege and they stand to lose a whopping 547,230 votes if the SC agrees with Akufo-Addo’s bogus allegations and annuls the votes in these constituencies. Of the 1,940 polling stations in these 13 constituencies, Akufo-Addo is challenging 1,061 of them. Interestingly, President Mahama won 970 (95.5%) of them with Akufo-Addo wining just 91 (4.5%) of them.

I would however have to stress that Akufo-Addo is not contesting only the votes in the 13 constituencies listed above, but in all of the 34 constituencies in the Greater Accra Region.

When you talk about Akufo-Addo’s selective justice it comes to play in 14 other constituencies in the Greater Accra Region whereby all the polling stations in those constituencies being contested by Akufo-Addo were won by President Mahama.

We have Weija Gbawe, Domeabra Aboum, Anyaa Sowutuom, Trobu, Dome Kwabenya, Ayawaso North, Okaikoi South, Okaikoi Central, Ablekuma West, Tema East, Tema Central, Tema West, Ningo Prampram and Sege. None of the 266 polling stations in these 14 constituencies that are being challenged in court were won by Akufo-Addo. All 266 polling stations in these constituencies under siege in court were won by President Mahama.

Voters in these affected constituencies and polling stations should analyze the situation and draw their own conclusions as to whether it is fair for Akufo-Addo to embark on this diabolical adventure of seeking the help of the SC to deny them their voting rights.

Akufo-Addo is definitely not for the people of Greater Accra Region. He definitely does seek the interest of voters in the Greater Accra Region. And therefore, does not care whether you lose your vote or not since your vote definitely stands between him and his zealous quest to become the president of Ghana at all cost.

magjackson80@yahoo.com

http://majjacks80.blogspot.com