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My Fair and Free Election Prediction, Shackled in Court. Critical News, 16th December 2012

Posted by Business in Ghana on December 16, 2012

Sydney Casely-Hayford, sydney@bizghana.com

I admitted last week, my prediction that this election would be a two-round affair and then an eventual NPP win was wrong.  This week I am back to my prediction.  I did not factor in a possible manipulation of the voting.  The NPP is heading to the Supreme Court, they must know something I do not and maybe they have evidence to which I am not privy.  Smarting from eating humble pie, I did some introspection and decided to go over some ground to really position my analysis.  I spoke to many friends and family and some key associates and I tried to get information directly from the Electoral Commission.

From the EC website, there is a lot of origional information, and I found the list of constituencies by Region and associated polling stations.  You can also find the names and code numbers for each polling station, so you know the registered voters per constituency and per the 26,002 polling stations.  What I could not get was the actual number of persons who voted in each polling station and also the final count of the voters verified through the Biometric Voters Register (BVR).  If you recall, in the run up to the voting, Dr. Afari Gyan had said No Verification, No Vote (NVNV).  He also made it clear that if the number of votes in a station exceeded the count from the BVR, that polling station would be disregarded. Read the rest of this entry »

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