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Opinions of Saturday, 20 October 2012

Columnist: Adofo, Rockson

How the NDC and the EC are rigging the Election in advance.

How the NDC and the Electoral Commissioner are rigging the Election in advance.

The NDC are on record to be offering some people loans and withholding their voter's registration cards. Others are simply accepting GHC40 and parting with their voting cards. With this devious NDC action at play, two things are happening that will enhance the NDC's chance though as corrupt and incompetent as they are. They are disenfranchising people who would otherwise have voted for the NPP and Nana Akuffo-Addo. This will reduce the number of votes going to the NPP and Nana Akuffo-Addo. Secondly, they will use the information on the cards to seek proxy voting without the knowledge of the owners of the cards. All such proxy voting will go to the NDC and the Head of corruption in Ghana, caretaker-President John Dramani Mahama.

I am ready any day, hour and minute to call John Dramani Mahama before "Nana Antoa Nyamaa" fetish shrine to prove that he is by far the biggest corrupt person in Ghana. Will he take up this challenge? Will he run away like a frightened dog with his tail tucked in-between his legs?

Dr. Afari Gyan is the most dangerous greedy bastard in Ghana. I will have to drag him before Nana Antoa Nyamaa as well. In whatever he does, he depicts acts of obstinacy. He has found new strength that has clouded his thinking, intelligence and wisdom. His deplorable attitude of "I will not backtrack regardless the degree of the public outcry against it" is of the simple reason he may have accepted crumbs falling off the table of the dubious judgment debt payments.

He has created forty-five constituencies within two months to Election Day. He gave the NDC heads-up, enabling them to campaign, to elect their parliamentary aspirants prior to the newly created constituencies becoming legal on 21st September 2012. He has insisted on allowing proxy voting that will negate the logic behind the introduction of biometric registration with verification. How do you verify the authenticity and the identity of the person asking someone to vote on his or her behalf through what is proxy voting? Will all the alleged registrants from the nearby countries not vote NDC? As we cannot verify those individuals opting for proxy voting biometrically, in my opinion, Dr. Kwadwo Afrari Gyan should not by stubbornness agreed on, or come forth with that silly idea of proxy voting.

Kwadwo Afari Gyan though refused to extend voting rights to the entirety of Ghanaians resident abroad; he has secretly given permission to a selected few to register. Those working in Ghana foreign Missions abroad and students on Ghana government scholarships can vote. He did not announce when those allowed to register should do so. They did it secretly without the representatives of other parties around to ensure only eligible Ghanaians register. Nobody knows how many people Dr Afari-Gyan has registered by this selective method. All these people will vote for their employer, John Dramani Mahama.

On Sunday, 14th October 2012, some concerned Ghanaians discovered to their astonishment an irregularity that was taking place in the premises of the Ghana Embassy in Hague, the Netherlands. Some people were registering to vote in Ghana by proxy. The Embassy is closed on weekends. The staffs do not work on weekends. Why has that stubborn old man, Dr. Afari Gyan, allowed that? Why other political parties were not informed, and requested to present their assistants to ensure those voting were genuine? Although in line with the parochial-minded selectiveness by Dr Afari Gyan, it could have given it a level of credibility if?representatives had been invited.

NDC and President Mahama, where is our money that you fraudulently paid to Alfred Agbesi Woyome? I appeal to all sensible Ghanaians not to allow more persuasive lastmiute.com propaganda by the NDC to fool you to vote for them. Do not make a mistake. This is your chance to vote out the most corrupt government in the history of Ghana. They are not only corrupting but also, incompetent. They are just round pegs in square holes.

What are we doing to stop all the problems the Electoral Commissioner and the NDC are causing? Prayers are alone not enough to do the miracles. The NDC are on the daily basis hatching plots to recapture the government and Parliament.

The only solution to the evilness by Dr. Kwadwo Afari Gyan and the NDC is for Ghanaians to vote massively for Nana Akuffo-Addo and the NPP come December 2012. The fearless Son of Kumawu soil will always speak or tell the truth. Do we sit on our backside doing nothing while they deceive the villagers and many Ghanaians? The answer is NO. Then let us hit the road with the truth.

NDC foot soldiers, please do not allow the greedy bastards to take you for granted or a ride this time around. Do not let them use you and dump you. Do not let them deceive you with lastminute.com meagre financial inducements. Vote for a party with great vision for you, your children and grandchildren.

Rockson Adofo