The NDC has complained about certain occurrences in yesterday’s (December 23) special voting. The special voting is usually organized for the security services and the people who will be on duty on regular voting day.
Now, according to what was observed yesterday, the number of people who participated in the special voting has increased considerably as compared to the December 7 polls. In some instances the figure has doubled, especially in the Ashanti Region where the ruling NPP has its greatest support.
What was also worrying was that the list of voters was handwritten with nothing how to crosscheck from the main list. Again, party men brought lists that were not authenticated by the Electoral Commission of their members to the polling stations for voting.
The fear of the NDC is that there is nothing to show that these people who have participated in the special voting will not vote again, so the NPP was just trying to exploit the special voting in its favor. They have therefore called for the cancellation of the results of the special voting.
Today, supporters of the NDC matched to the office of the Electoral Commission to protest against this “attempt to rig” by the ruling NPP. But, many independent members of civil society are shaking their heads at the current turn of events.
The ruling party sees nothing wrong with what has happened and as usual continues to defend the situation. For most Ghanaians, this situation is worrying as it seems to be a departure from the otherwise peaceful polls held on December 7.