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Opinions of Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Columnist: Jackson, Margaret

B/A Region, Akufo-Addo Hates 369,062 Of Your Votes

By Margaret Jackson

August 19, 2013

The myopic and selective justice train of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the disgraced twice defeated presidential candidate of the NPP, has hit the corridors of the Brong Ahafo Region, where he is asking the Supreme Court to destroy 369,062 valid votes in order to enhance his diabolical march towards the seat of government.

The hatred that Nana Akufo-Addo has for the voters in the Brong Ahafo is so pronounced that he is challenging results in 1,163 (41%) polling stations out of the total of 2,788. Brong Ahafo Region currently has 29 constituencies but Akufo-Addo is virtually challenging votes in every single one of them.

When you zoom on Akufo-Addo it does not take long for you to determine that out of the 1,163 polling stations he is contesting in court, President Mahama won 1,028 (88.4%) while he Akufo-Addo won only 135 (11.6%).

Ten (10) constituencies in the Brong Ahafo Region will suffer the most under Nana Akufo-Addo’s dagger if the SC invalidates the results he is seeking to steal in court. The constituencies are Kintampo North (25,904), Techiman South (25,603), Asunafo North (19,807), Atebubu Amantin (18,896) Nkoranza South (18,791), Jaman North (18,166), Asutifi South (16,988), Wenchi (16,916), Pru East (15,820) and Techiman North (15,215).

It is important to add that the 10 constituencies under Akufo-Addo’s blockade have 192,106 votes which he is actively coveting. The huge number of votes in the above 10 constituencies constitute 52.1% of the total votes in the Brong Ahafo Region that Akufo-Addo wants to steal from the voters.

The people or voters in the Brong Ahafo Region have done nothing to deserve their 369,062 votes being stolen from them by Nana Akufo-Addo. They went to the polling stations on the two days of voting. They did all what was required of them. Those who spoilt their ballots have their ballots papers tossed. That was enough punishment! We now have Akufo-Addo who further wants to punish voters in the Brong Ahafo Region by trying to steal their 369,062 valid votes from them.

This is unacceptable and does not make sense. Those affected voters voted for the candidates they wanted. Therefore, Akufo-Addo cannot use backdoor lies and manoeuvrings to steal 369,062 votes in the Brong Ahafo Region in order to becomes a backdoor president.

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