Northern Regional Secretariat of the biggest opposition party, National Democratic Congress has responded to EC’s chairperson ,Jean Mensah and Bossman Asare led blunder claims of over voting in Savelugu Parliamentary elections during the 2020 general elections.
According to them “the attention of the Northern Regional Secretariat of the NDC has been drawn to a video circulating on social media on which Bossman Asare is heard claiming a case of over voting in Savelugu Parliamentary elections and wish to respond as follows”.
Knowing very well, how inconsistent and mathematically deficient Electoral
Commission’s Jean Mensah and Bossman Asare have been at the EC so far,the news of their blunder comes to us as no surprise at all.
“We ordinarily will not have given any response, but for the fact that the
Savelugu Parliamentary Elections are a subject of an Election Petition at the
High Court in Tamale, and our silence over this palpable untruth will further
the ends that Jean Mensah and Bossman Asare are out to serve, thus misleading the unsuspecting public.
In their haste to water down the effect of His Excellency John Dramani Mahama’s criticism of their stewardship over the 2020 elections, they embarrassed themselves further by obviously stating another untruth by claims of over voting incident having been recorded only in the case of Savelugu Parliamentary Elections of all the over 3,800 polling stations, Bossman Asare emphasized over voting of only one vote, without stating which polling station
it occurred and what specific action was taken by his outfit.
We are convinced that the Jean Mensah, Bossman Asare EC are deliberately
seeking to twist the facts of the Savelugu incident to serve the interest of their collaborators the Npp. After all, at all material times, the facts as regards the Kadia polling station incident of over voting in the Savelugu Constituency had
to do with presidential elections and not Parliamentary elections as Bossman
Asare will want the unsuspecting public to believe.It was stated.
The EC’s own official, Ismael Quarshie a presidential ballots issuer at the Kadia
Polling station in the Savelugu Constituency at the close of polls at 5:00pm on
7th December 2020 took a sheet of the presidential ballot thumb printed and
dropped same in the ballot box, his action was challenged by the NDC agent
since he was not a registered voter at the Kadia polling station, following which
the incident was reported to the District Electoral Officer who subsequently
reported the official’s action to the police. Ismail Quarshie was arrested,
charged and convicted by a competent court of jurisdiction on his own
Following disagreements between the NPP and the NDC over the incident the
ballot boxes for kadia were taken to the Northern Regional Police Command
where the counting was done.
The presidential votes counted revealed an over voting of one vote confirming
Ismail Quashie’s action.
The facts above are well known to the Electoral Commission since their
Regional and District Officials were active participants throughout these
Finally, it’s a well-known fact that the returning officers for Parliamentary
Elections are at the District level, and the facts at the Northern Regional and
Savelugu District Offices of the Electoral Commission does not support what
Bossman Asare wants the whole world to believe.
We end by calling on Bossman Asare to immediately retract his false claims and
apologize to the people of Ghana in whose interests he’s supposed to be
King Salam RS