Running mate of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Kofi Asamoah-Siaw has opined that it has become obvious that the Electoral Commission (EC) rigged the Techiman South parliamentary polls in favour of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Mr. Asamoah-Siaw says it has become obvious that the NPP did not win the polls but connived with the EC to rig it in their favour.
He wrote; “It is becoming very obvious that the New Patriotic Party did not win the Techiman South Parliamentary seat. Yet, every attempt is being made to steal that seat from the National Democratic Congress. I am not a member of the NDC, but as a citizen interested to serve in public service through politics, I consider it extremely unfair, treasonable, unjust and a dangerous threat to our democracy to allow my good friend, Martin Agyei Mensah Korsah to be sworn-in as a Member of Parliament.”
In an opinion piece, Mr. Asamoah-Siaw indicated that people know the truth but for the sake of politics, they have refused to speak up.
“We all know the truth, but for politics of convenience and other interests, we have feigned ignorance and allowing the national interest to be compromised.”
Latest News In Ghana. Click Here To Read Our Latest News Stories
He slammed the EC Chairperson questioning why her outfit has failed to publish the declared results for the constituency.
“My biggest disappointment, as a believer in public service, in Mrs Jean Mensah, is her manifest refusal to publish the “collated” parliamentary results for Techiman South as dictated by CI 127, her own drafted legislation for election 2020. (For the records, I took the same principled and independent stance when her predecessor, Madam Charlotte Osei manifestly ignored provisions of CI 94 to unnecessarily disqualify the PPP’s Presidential Candidate in the run-up to the 2016 elections).”
Read his full piece below;
Techiman South & Related Matters
In this write-up, I will mention the names and titles or positions of key public figures and public officers and call on them to be sincere and truthful to us the people of Ghana as we attempt to resolve the controversy over the outcome of the 2020 parliamentary elections in the Techiman South constituency.
This is important to me because our inability to resolve the Techiman South controversy fairly, justly and timely will be an endorsement, by the people I will name herein, of the culture of abuse of power, hypocrisy, selfishness and sometimes utter dishonesty and recklessness. Those who pursue these “cultural elements” and their collaborators should know if they do not already know, that their actions and/or inactions threaten our democracy.
I am naming and calling on the following people to do the right thing and put the national interest first and foremost above all personal, partisan, emotional, ethnic, religious or any other interest.
The people on my list, among others, include His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, H.E. Vice President Dr. Bawumia, Ministers of State, the Speaker and all Members of Parliament, the Chief of Defence Staff, the Inspector General of Police, the Chief Justice and Judges of the Superior Courts of Ghana, the entire membership of the Peace Council, the Catholic Bishops Conference, the Christian Council, the Pentecostal Council, the Attorney-General and her Deputy, my own “Santa-mate” and respected legal brain Godfred Yeboah Dame, the entire media especially the GJA President Affail Monney, Bernard Avle of CitiFM, Winston Amoah of JoyFM, Kwame Sefa Kayi of Peace FM, Kwaku Baako Jnr of the New Crusading Guide, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission Mrs. Jean Mensah and her commissioners among other important senior citizens and ordinary citizens of this our beloved country.
It is becoming very obvious that the New Patriotic Party did not win the Techiman South Parliamentary seat. Yet, every attempt is being made to steal that seat from the National Democratic Congress. I am not a member of the NDC, but as a citizen interested to serve in public service through politics, I consider it extremely unfair, treasonable, unjust and a dangerous threat to our democracy to allow my good friend, Martin Agyei Mensah Korsah to be sworn-in as a Member of Parliament.