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Opinions of Sunday, 10 February 2013

Columnist: Amissah, Maame Tiwaa Brookman

Tsikata, Mahama In Fruitless Search For Ghost Votes

Under the cover of attending the launch of Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo’s foundation, a sinister plot to continue the manipulation and subversion of the democratic will of the people of Ghana is taking place.
President John Mahama ,Counsel for the National Democratic Congress, Tsatsu Tsikata and the Chief Executive of Progressive Data Services Limited Dr Henry Mackie held a secret meeting at Quaglinos Restaurant in the west end area of London.
The frantic discussion which lasted about 2 hours was how they could support the Electoral Commission come up with the names of 241,000 Ghanaians who were said to have registered and voted from abroad.
Mr Henry Mackie, who is the CEO of Progressive Data Services Limited with 70 branches in 70- countries is being hired to track down as many Ghanaians as possible living abroad.
Mr Mackie, a former British intelligence officer who served in Zambia and Congo Republic as well as an adviser to the British Home office on African Migration to Europe with connections in most governments is being tasked to get names of Ghanaian nationals with addresses abroad, set up fictitious schools and addresses with phone umbers linked to a bogus call centre to be set up in all Ghana high Commissions across the world. Signed proxy sheets, which will be back dated and stamped as well as photocopied will be sent to the Electoral commission by couriers to avoid detection by the opposition
The only issue is Mr Mackie has three days to come up with this information
For the beleaguered Electoral Commission chaired by Mr Kojo Afari Gyan, who has to supply this information to petitioners who have brought a case before Ghana’s Supreme Court contesting the outcome of the 2012 General Elections.
A Ghanaian waiter,(named withheld for security reasons)who served the three gentleman told us President Mahama and Tsatsu Tsikata were very anxious through out the meeting with Mr Tsikata repeating several times “Doc you ve got to help us or we are sunk”!

Maame Tiwaa Brookman Amissah
Media Relations Officer
Ghanaians Abroad Against Corruption
UK