General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Johnson Asiedu Nketia has reacted angrily to the opposition New Patriotic Party’s press meeting on Friday, December 28, 2012 that the Electoral Commission (EC) massaged circa 1,340,000 votes to favour Candidate John Dramani Mahama in the just-ended elections.
He says the NPP’s problem is that they are yet to come to the reality that they lost the December 7/8 Elections and are finding it difficult explaining it to their followers.
As a result, they have resorted to lies, which they will continue to spue in “geometric progression”.
Addressing the media at NDC’s head office immediately after NPP’s press confab, Asiedu Nketia argued that NPP’s uncoverings cannot stand the test of any law court “anywhere”.
“This so-called evidence they are talking about…cannot stand the test of any proceeding anywhere,” he said.
“They know it will be thrown out,” he emphasized.
He, however, admitted that the NDC sided with the NPP with regard to the numbers on the register but disagree numbers were added to those obtained by his party’s candidate John Mahama.
“We don’t have a problem with whatever they are talking about in terms of the numbers on the register. But our problem is for them to assume that by their own recording, they have seen that there is a bloated register and that all the bloating converts into votes that have been added to the tally of President Mahama.”
‘Problem with logic and mathematics’
He said the NPP’s grievances are neither here nor there but they fall back to the basics of the Party’s logic and mathematics problems.
“Again, that is where we come back to what I have maintained all along that NPP has a problem with logic and mathematics,” he stressed.
He pointed out that there was no two registers used by the EC as claimed by NPP and “it is just a figment of their imagination.”
He analogized that NPP’s current position is like riding a tiger.
“They are scared that if they come down the tiger will consume them.”
According to the NDC scribe, President Mahama won the elections cleanly as per their painstaking crosscheck of the results.