Contrary to the impression created by the Electoral Commission (EC), the results of the Techiman South Constituency in the Bono East Region has been known by both the main political parties, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
According to Joe Anokye, the Chief Executive of the National Communications Authority (NCA) and the brain behind the tech-hacking systems of election collation for the NPP, the Presidential candidate of the NDC, John Dramani Mahama scored 51,403 votes, beating c whose votes tallied to 46,067.
This was disclosed when Metro TV’s Good Evening Ghana host, Paul Adom-Otchere visited the ultra-modern collation centre of the NPP.
However, somehow, the EC refused to input these votes in the total national vote tally, claiming they could not get the results due to some violence at Techiman South during the elections.
The NPP is claiming that its Parliamentary Candidate won the parliamentary votes in that constituency, while the NDC is also laying claim to the seat, saying its collation shows that the Parliamentary seat belongs to the NDC.
With the revelation by Joe Anokye, however, it will be interesting to know how the NPP will prove the “Skirt and Blouse” voting that allowed its parliamentary candidate to supposedly win the constituency, while its presidential candidate lost to the NDC.
In total, there are results in excess of some 200,000 from the Asuogyaman constituency in the Eastern Region and the Techiman South constituencies in the Bono East Region that were totally ignored by the EC in its final declaration of the Presidential results.
Indeed, the NDC claims if those results were added to the tally, the shape of the elections would have changed significantly with John Dramni Mahama of the NDC winning the Presidency, or in the worst-case scenario, the election would have gone into a run-off.