Following the release of the positions of the presidential aspirants on the ballot paper, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Peter Boamah Otokunor says the Electoral Commission was trying as hard as they can to place NPP at position four. But hopefully, their plans backfired.
He says that what warranted the suspicion was that the New Patriotic Party was given the go forward to pick a 4th position in which the party representatives were on the verge to pick.
Peter Boamah Otokuno speaking OKay FM’s ‘Ade Akye Abia’ Morning Show, said he was totally annoyed and the anger could be seen running in his veins when he realized that the EC had attempted marking the balls so that the NPP could easily pick their position.
He said:“The EC is giving us reasons all the time to believe that it is making every effort to favour the ruling NPP to retain power but we are vigilante and we won’t allow it to happen. The EC official leading in the picking of the first number which will determine which party to pick first, helped the NPP to pick number 4 and they started saying 4 more for Nana,” he asserted.
“The EC official again wanted to ensure that the NPP pick the fourth position on the ballot paper and so he decided to carry the balls outside and mark that particular ball with the 4th position but due to the alarm I raised, the EC official came back confused and couldn’t do it and so the NPP ended up picking the first position on the ballot paper,”
He went further to say that due to their immense efforts, the EC’s intention of helping the NPP to pick position four could not translate into reality.
With the EC’s plans failing to manifest and the NPP picking the first position , means the NPP is only ordained to spend one term in office while their number 2 signifies their second coming.