The Greater Accra Regional Minister and Member of Parliament for Kpone Katamanso, has explained in an interview that, there where numerous cases of over-voting, especially in the Ashanti Region, during the just-ended presidential and parliamentary elections.
Speaking in an interview with Chief Jerry Forson, host of Ghana Yensom on Accra 100.5FM on Friday December 16, Mr Afotey Agbo said: Some of their party agents were not vigilant at the polling stations because instead of sitting close to the polling officers who were issuing the ballot papers, they were asked to keep a distance and out of ignorance or influence, they did. Then people had a field day and issued more than one ballot paper to vote.
He added that in most of the polling stations in Ashanti Region, there was over voting , but they could not hold on to the allegations and create problems for this country, and so they had to let it go. and said they will make sure not to make that mistakes again.
He also blamed some members of the NDC for deliberately campaigning against the party, resulting in the loss of several parliamentary seats to the New Patriotic Party.
He said: “Where you needed a party supporter to be firm and strong, he thought he could take revenge on some people within the party who may have offended them. Even within my own constituency where I won, I should have had more votes than what I had, but some who contested against me in the primaries were going round with a group formed within the party, from community to community, with a diabolical plan, telling the people to vote skirt and blouse.”
By: Sandra Oduro/Ahotoronline.com