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Opinions Sat, 24 Aug 2013

U/W Region, Akufo-Addo Wants To Steal Your 181,548 Votes

The Upper West Region is by far the smallest region in terms of population size. It, therefore, has only 11 constituencies with Wa Central having 132 polling stations which constitute the largest in the region.

The total number of polling stations in the Upper West Region is 945. But in spite of its small population size, Akufo-Addo does not care but has landed at the region with the sole aim of stealing 181,548 votes from valid voters in order to enhance his diabolical change of winning the presidency at all cost.


Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the man who perhaps has been destined not to be president of mother Ghana, plunged his danger into Upper West Region and took 590 polling stations to court, demanding that 181,548 votes be thrown away due to administrative errors which were not caused by valid voters in the region but by presiding officers of the Electoral Commission.


What should give people in the Upper West Region cause for concern is that out of the 590 polling stations that Akufo-Addo is contesting in court he won only 36 (6.1%) with President John Mahama winning 554 (93.9%).


The seven (7) constituencies in the region which will lose majority of the votes if Akufo-Addo’s pleadings are granted are, Wa Central (48,940), Wa West (19,433), Nadoli Kaleo (16,965), Wa East (15,792), Lawra (15,790), Nandom (15,162) and Jirapa (13,662).


The 7 constituencies under Akufo-Addo’s siege are bound to lose votes totalling 145,748 (80.3%) if his bogus, unreliable allegations that are not backed by hard core evidence on the ground are heeded to by the nine Justices sitting on the case at the Supreme Court (SC).

We have Akufo-Addo again demonstrating to the whole world that he is determined not to allow anybody or any voter to stand in his way in his zealous quest to become president at all cost.


We need to shine our eyes on this man who goes by the name Nana Akufo-Addo, because to date he has made no promises or pledges concerning the outcome of the SC petition case. Whilst his opponent, President Mahama has pledged on various platforms that he will accept the final verdict of the SC, mute Akufo-Addo has kept everything to his chest by becoming mute.


It is about time we start demanding some answers from Akufo-Addo. He went to the SC believing that they have the capacity to give fair judgement. Therefore, it does not make sense that Akufo-Addo is yet to make any pledges concerning the final outcome of the case. Ghanaians must shine their eyes on this man. Akufo-Addo truly does not believe in himself, therefore, he may not accept the outcome of the case if it goes against him.


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Columnist: Jackson, Margaret