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Opinions of Sunday, 24 July 2016

Columnist: Adofo, Rockson

When will the EC and NDC’s scheming to deny Ghanaians a fair election 2016 cease?

The Chair of the Electoral Commission, Mrs Charlotte Osei, never ceases to amaze me with her never-ceasing resorts to Plans A, B, C etc. to directly assist NDC and President Mahama emerge victorious from the upcoming 2016 general elections.

When she was obliged by the Supreme Court to delete the names of all those who registered their names onto the electoral roll using National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) cards, it is alleged she deleted the names of only 56,000 of whom most were Akan-bearing names and are presumptive NPP supporters. Most of these deleted names were those of people who did not register with NHIS card but other genuine documents identifying them as proper Ghanaian citizens. Why would she do that, if I should ask? Is that not criminal?

Again, she sought to move the election date from December 7 to November 7. What could be her motive behind such shift in election date from December to November? The answer is not far fetched. It is known that the United States of America hold their Presidential elections on 7th November. Therefore, she wanted to shift that of Ghana to same date but with evil motive.

On that day, the whole world will be focusing on the American election with less, or no attention paid to that of Ghana, a tiny African country without much significance to the Western world. By this, any reported irregularities will not attract the attention or the condemnation of, the world hence Charlotte Osei can just rush to declare the NDC and President Mahama as winners despite any would be complaints to lodge with the Electoral Commission against irregularities, omissions, commissions and fraudulent practices by say, the NDC.

It is right therefore that the NPP and the few sensible NDC MPs voted against the Bill that sought to change Ghana’s election date from December 7, to November 7. Anyway, what was her declared intention for changing the voting date from December 7 to November 7?

Some ignorant, accomplices, and diehard NDC members and their supporters have been accusing the NPP of being ill-prepared for the 2016 polls hence voting to kill the Bill. Such persons should rather bury their heads in their palms in shame for not having had the lopsided field day to rig the election had it been conducted on November 7.

Shame on Charlotte Osei, a woman who is doing everything possible to plunge Ghana into chaos.

Ghanaians want to see a change in government so no matter what she does, baring her evil plans to NDC in secret and in advance to court their support, God will scupper her plans. She will never succeed. The change will come to relieve Ghanaians of their economic hardships brought to bear upon them by the mismanagement of Ghana by President Mahama and his bunch of incompetent Ghanaian version of the Arabian “Ali Baba and his forty thieves”.


Rockson Adofo