29
Opinions Fri, 23 Aug 2013

Northern Region, Akufo-Addo Thinks Your ....

.... 454,904 Votes Are Garbage

By Margaret Jackson


It has become abundantly clear that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the NPP man who cannot accept defeat gracefully, believes only in one thing: either he becomes a backdoor president or to hell with everyone else.


Qualified voters in the Northern Region who went to the 2,391 polling stations to vote on Election Day in December 7 and 8, 2012, may be thinking that they satisfied all what was required of them by the Electoral Commission (EC). The region has 31 constituencies in all.


But Nana Akufo-Addo thinks otherwise. To Akufo-Addo, if he does not destroy 454,904 votes in the Northern Region, he cannot ascend the presidency through the backdoor since he can never win any presidential election through the ballot.


That is why Akufo-Addo believes that the 454,904 valid votes in the Northern Region are garbage and therefore must be tossed by the Supreme Court in order to enhance his chances of becoming the president at all cost.

Nana Akufo-Addo is challenging results in 1,175 polling stations in the Northern Region. President Mahama won 1,054 (89.7%) of the polling stations under contention while Akufo-Addo won just 121 (10.3%).


Nana Akufo-Addo will rob Tamale South Constituency of 34,999 votes if he succeeds in court. This huge number of votes rounds up to 7.7% of the total votes in the Northern Region that Akufo-Addo is seeking to steal from voters.


Nine (9) other constituencies are also bound to suffer unnecessary and have thousands of their votes stolen from them by Nana Akufo-Addo if the SC grants his request in court. The affected constituencies are Tamale Central (32,994), Sagnarigu (26,996), Yapei Kusawgu (23,220), Savelugu (21,613), Kpandai (21,396), Tamale North (21,126), Sawla Tuna Kalba (19,659), Karaga (18,189) and Kumbugu (16,758).


The above 10 constituencies have 192,106 votes that Akufo-Addo wants to steal. The huge number of votes in the 10 regions comes up to 52.1% of the total votes that Akufo-Addo is coveting in the Northern Region.


If you live in the Northern Region, you just have to be seriously concerned that Akufo-Addo is out to steal your votes. He is looking to steal a whopping 454,904 votes from the Northern Region even though the affected voters have not do anything wrong. Yet Akufo-Addo wants to toss those votes so that he can win the presidential election through the backdoor.

This is the mark of a desperate man who falsely believes that he has done something remarkable for Ghana; therefore, he should be awarded the presidency as his parting gift either through genuine or foul means.


Hurricane Akufo-Addo is in all the 8 regions won by President Mahama looking to cause havoc and see voters gnashing their teeth, as he does not care a hoot so long as his diabolical quest will yield him the presidency through the backdoor.


Nana Akufo-Addo to date is the only one who has not pledged to accept the verdict of the SC. Does this behaviour give you any cause for concern if you are a Ghanaian clamouring for peace after the determination of the petition case? You better be because Akufo-Addo seems to be seeking nothing other than victory at the SC, hence his decision not to pledge to abide by the verdict of the SC. Akufo-Addo will never have it both ways. He went to court, therefore, he must accept the final decision of the SC.


magjackson80@yahoo.com http://majjacks80.blogspot.com

Columnist: Jackson, Margaret