It seems Ghana’s acclaimed voters’ register did not only affect the NPP in the presidential elections – but also the daughter of Ghana’s first President, Samia Yaba Nkrumah.
According to the former lawmaker, her Jomoro constituency seat was snatched from her by the ruling NDC with the bloated voters’ register machinations.
“Go to Jomoro and see how we touched on every single community. Everybody know that we didn’t lose that seat. It was stolen from us by the immoral act of bloating the voters register and transporting people from other countries to vote for them [NDC].” She said on NEAT FM morning show 'Ghana Montie'.
Samia sought for re-election on the ticket of the Convention Peoples Party [CPP] but was beaten by NDC’s Francis K. Anaman with a margin of 3,541 votes.
She polled 18,110 votes, representing 35.31% of the total valid votes cast, while Mr. Anaman polled 21,651 votes, representing 42.22%.
Samia who has declared her intention to run for the presidency in 2016 insists that her loss in 2012 was not cooked.
“Between 2004 and 2008, the valid votes cast in the Jomoro Constituency increased by about 500 votes. That is 500 votes between 2004 and 2008. Now, between 2008 and 2012, the valid votes cast increased by over 10,000 votes. So, how come the increase in the first four years are about 500 but in the next four they are over 10,000. This is totally over unacceptable,” she fumed.
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