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18-Dec-2012  
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The Vice Presidential Candidate of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Ms Eva Lokko has expressed disappointment at the outcome of the December 7 polls that saw the PPP place third.

The PPP only managed to poll 0.59% of of the total votes cast in the recently-held general elections.

Speaking to Citi News, after a meeting with all PPP Parliamentary Candidates, Ms Lokko said the PPP was yet to come to terms with the outcome of the elections.

“I was disappointed in the results... I just have questions. I think the best way to describe my feeling is that I do not understand the results because we performed, we talked to Ghanaians, Ghanaians told us in our faces they were tired, we saw the poverty, we saw the difficulties, we saw where there was no water... and yet the results are saying we are okay.”

She opined that the results of the elections suggest that Ghanaians are content with their living conditions, contrary to what she and her team discovered during the campaigning period ahead of the elections.

She said: “Ghana is developing, Ghana is okay, there is no poverty, there is no ‘dom so’ [black out], so of course I do not understand.”

Ms Lokko also mentioned that the PPP aimed to find out, "what went wrong in the elections, “where it went wrong, why it went wrong."

"We are not talking about ourselves; we are talking about the whole process. We are talking about the electoral system. We are going to review them, we are going to analyze, we are going to come out with our findings because a lot of the things that happened, it does not compute,” she lamented.

Madam Lokko added: “Change the electoral system, make it an electronic system, put contingency plans in place, do it early, educate people so everybody knows. 250,000 rejected votes is not acceptable; it shouldn't happen because this 250,000 could have made somebody else win. We don’t know whose votes were rejected so it’s not a fair system as it stands because any small thing, 'people are not well educated, people didn’t have time to understand it'.”

According to her: “I was so happy when I heard biometric, I thought we were going electronic so I missed out of doing my monitoring. So when I finally realized that we still have to go manual and that it is the registration and the verification, I was surprised.
 
 
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