Is Akufo-Addo’s Landslide Victory now Doubtful?

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Comment: Far from it

Kofi Ata, Cambridge, UK
2014-09-09 19:08:22
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LONTO-BOY, I have no reason to suspect or believe that Nana Akufo-Addo was even directly or indirectly aware of Bugri Naabu's claims, let alone cast doubt on his decency and integrity. However, if what Bugri Naabu claimed to have done was widespread, then, it casts doubt on the elections, particularly the landslide victory. I am also of the view that in the minds of others, especially, the Alan Team there will always be some doubt in their minds about the election results.

Moreover, I am personally disappointed that a party such as NPP that I expect more from when it comes to democratic credentials would have such a person (Regional Chairman) behaved the way he did. Perhaps, as a friend of mine tells me, I give too much credit to NPP on this matter whilst I see NDC as less democratic. Again, maybe as Yaw said in his comment, I am using standards here to judge Ghanaian politics. Nonetheless, I am sure if this had happened in a national election by either of the two leading parties the other would cry foul. In other words, if it would not be acceptable in national elections it should be unacceptable in any election.

I know that there are people in both Alan and Nana's camps that would do anything to ensure victory for their man and Bugri Naabu is one of such supporters. These people risk even damaging their candidate (as Katakyie has been doing on Ghanaweb) with their actions and omissions.

Interestingly, Bugri Naabu seems to have got away with murder by issuing that withdrawal statement which was cleverly written, probably by a lawyer.

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Kofi Ata, Cambridge, UK on Sep 9, 19:08